Arrival & Orientation
In addition to the iStart online process, students will need to complete the Immigration Check-In Process.
UPCOMING CHECK-IN DATES
What is Immigration Check-In Process?
New international students must complete the Immigration Check-In Process (Dates/Times listed below) and attend a university orientation. Graduate Students should plan to attend Graduate Orientation and Undergraduate Students (First Year and Transfer) should plan to attend GloBull Beginnings.
The Immigration Check-In Process consists of a Document Check and Immigration Session. First, an international advisor (DSO) looks at the student’s physical immigration documents to verify proper entry into the US as F-1 or J-1. Students must bring all of their original immigration documents with them: I-20 or DS-2019, passport, I-901 fee receipt, printed I-94, and visa stamp. Students then watch a presentation detailing the requirements of maintaining immigration status.
The process takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Students should plan to be at our offices in BEH255 for the duration of the session. Times slots are limited to 30 students. Students who do not arrive on time will be asked to come to the next available time slot, which may be the next scheduled date. The schedule below lists the available time slots.
Immigration Check-In Process Tips:
- It is strongly recommended that students complete ALL Post-Arrival E-Forms BEFORE attending Immigration Check-In. This will ensure the student can complete the process within the 1.5 hour time slot.
- Students having trouble completing E-forms should either stop by BEH 255 to ask for
help or seek assistance during the first ½ hour of the check-in process.
The most recent I-20 or DS-2019, I-94, and POE stamp should be uploaded to the appropriate E-Form.
- INTO to USF Change of Level and Transfer students should upload their new USF degree seeking I-20.
- Students should enter their local mailing address in OASIS as soon as possible, even if it’s a temporary address. This includes a hotel address or a friend’s address. The address can be updated.
If students need assistance with scanning and uploading their documents, they can visit the Office of International Services during working hours, weekdays 8am – 5pm. For online assistance, go to the Document Imaging PDF.