Check-In

Check-In Procedure for International Students & Scholars

All international students and scholars MUST check in with ISSS as soon as you arrive in the U.S.  There are different check-in procedures for F-1 visa holders, J-1 student visa holders and for J-1 visiting scholar visa holders.  Please see below for information and procedures on how to check-in based on your visa type and student status.  All students MUST check in online before you can start any on-campus employment, apply for a Social Security Number or driver’s license. Students MUST check in by the first day of classes.  J-1 Visiting Scholars (Visiting Professors, Research Scholars, Visiting Student Researchers) must check-in with ISSS in person within three days of arriving in the U.S.

Step One: Update your Current Local Address & Phone Number
Please update your Current Local Address (current U.S. address) and telephone number in Student Admin before submitting your ISSS Check-In Form.
Please see the ISSS website for information on how to update your address and phone number.
Update your address and telephone number in Student Admin here.
Step Two: Print your Most Recent I-94 Admission Number
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will issue all students an I-94 Admission Number upon entry to the U.S. Students entering by air will pass through Immigration and Passport Control at the airport and be issued an electronic I-94 Admission Number that you need to print for your records. Students entering from Canada or Mexico by land will receive a white paper card stapled inside their passport.   Your I-94 is very important and indicates the Date of Entry, Class of Admission and the Admit Until date.  For all students your I-94 should indicate Class of Admission = F-1 and Admit Until Date = D/S.  If your I-94 is “Not Found” or if the information on your I-94 is incorrect you may need to have your I-94 Admission corrected by CBP (see below).

If your I-94 admission record does not appear or says “Not Found”, or if your I-94 has errors or is incorrect, please follow the instructions noted in the link seen below:

You will find more information on how to print out your I-94 admission record on the CBP website.

Step Three: Prepare Your Immigration Documents
All students need to fill out the ISSS Check-In form online and upload copies of the following documents to their check-in form. Please scan the following documents and save as .pdf or .jpg files to ensure the upload properly. These documents are required for both F-1 students AND your F-2 dependent visa holders. When scanning or taking a photo of your documents be sure that the image is not blurred and that you capture the entire document within the frame.
Required Check-In Documentation:
  • Passport (with photo, biographical information and expiration date visible)
  • Current F-1 Visa
  • Entry stamp in your passport (this is usually stamped opposite your current F-1 visa page, but not always)
  • Form I-20 used to enter the U.S. (scan pages 1 and 2)
  • I-94 Admission Number (see Step Two for I-94 information)
Step Four: Complete Online Check-In
Step One: Update your Current Local Address & Phone Number
Please update your Current Local Address (current U.S. address) and telephone number in Student Admin before submitting your ISSS Check-In Form.
Please see the ISSS website for information on how to update your address and phone number.
Update your address and telephone number in Student Admin here.
Step Two: Print your I-94 Admission Number
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will issue all students an I-94 Admission Number upon entry to the U.S. Students entering by air will pass through Immigration and Passport Control at the airport and be issued an electronic I-94 Admission Number that you need to print for your records. Students entering from Canada or Mexico by land will receive a white paper card stapled inside their passport.   Your I-94 is very important and indicates the Date of Entry, Class of Admission and the Admit Until date.  For all students your I-94 should indicate Class of Admission = J-1 and Admit Until Date = D/S.  If your I-94 is “Not Found” or if the information on your I-94 is incorrect you may need to have your I-94 Admission corrected by CBP (see below).

If your I-94 admission record does not appear or says “Not Found”, or if your I-94 has errors or is incorrect, please follow the instructions noted in the link seen below:

You will find more information on how to print out your I-94 admission record on the CBP website.

Step Three: Prepare Your Immigration Documents
All students need to fill out the ISSS Check-In form online and upload copies of the following documents to their check-in form. Please scan the following documents and save as .pdf or .jpg files to ensure the upload properly. These documents are required for both J-1 students AND your J-2 dependent visa holders. When scanning or taking a photo of your documents be sure that the image is not blurred and that you capture the entire document within the frame.
Required Check-In Documentation:
  • Passport (with photo, biographical information and expiration date visible)
  • Current J-1 Visa
  • Entry stamp in your passport (this is usually stamped opposite your current F-1 visa page, but not always)
  • Form DS-2019 used to enter the U.S.
  • I-94 Admission Number (see Step Two for I-94 information)
Step Four: Complete Online Check-In
Step One: Print your I-94 Admission Number
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will issue all students an I-94 Admission Number upon entry to the U.S. Students entering by air will pass through Immigration and Passport Control at the airport and be issued an electronic I-94 Admission Number that you need to print for your records. Students entering from Canada or Mexico by land will receive a white paper card stapled inside their passport.   Your I-94 is very important and indicates the Date of Entry, Class of Admission and the Admit Until date.  For all students your I-94 should indicate Class of Admission = J-1 and Admit Until Date = D/S.  If your I-94 is “Not Found” or if the information on your I-94 is incorrect you may need to have your I-94 Admission corrected by CBP (see below).

If your I-94 admission record does not appear or says “Not Found”, or if your I-94 has errors or is incorrect, please follow the instructions noted in the link seen below:

You will find more information on how to print out your I-94 admission record on the CBP website.

Step Two: Prepare Check-In Documentation

  1. Completed International Student/Scholar Check-In Form Be sure to indicate the current address where you live in CT and your new CT phone number.
  2. Passport (with picture, biographic info and expiration date)
  3. Current J-1 Visa
  4. Entry stamp in your passport
  5. Print-out of your automated I-94 admission record*
  6. Form DS-2019 used to enter the U.S.
  7. J-1 Scholars Only:  Medical Insurance Information Form
  8. If your dependents have UConn J-2 visas, Please submit items 2-7 above for your dependents also.

Step Three: Check-In at ISSS or with Department Coordinator

  • Storrs Campus Visiting Scholars
    • Visiting Scholars at the Storrs Campus MUST check-in with ISSS in person.  ISSS is located in McMahon Hall, room 183
  • Regional Campus Visiting Scholars
    • Visiting Scholars at the Regional Campuses MUST check-in with ISSS.  If you cannot travel to Storrs, you may fill out all the required forms above and have your Department Coordinator scan and email the forms to international@uconn.edu
    • Visiting Scholars at the Regional Campuses will need to make an appointment to meet with the ISSS Regional Campus advisor for Orientation.