New International Student Event Overview

Use the Event calendar to plan your schedule.

Immigration Check-in and U.S. Government Regulation Program

The Office of International Affairs will provide you valuable information on U.S. Immigration policies, health insurance, and how to effectively maintain your F1 or J1 visa status here in the United States.

Before your F-1 or J-1 status can be activated in the SEVIS government database all new international students (both Undergraduate and Graduate) must complete the:

  • Mandatory Immigration Check-in process and attend...
  • the U.S. Government Immigration Regulations and Health Insurance Workshop which will provide important information on student visa regulations and international student health insurance policies. 

Mentor and Mentee Meetups

Welcome to the University of Michigan-Dearborn! After, or before, your immigration check-in, come meet International Mentors and Ambassadors over light snacks and refreshments. Get introduced to the community, meet your Mentors, and start your circle of friends at UM-Dearborn with the Mentorship Program.

Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Location: Fairlane Center South (FCS) - Dining Room D

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

About The Immigration Check-in Process

The Immigration Check-in process is extremely important as it is the first step in officially activating your F1 or J1 status in the SEVIS government database. SEVIS is a web-based system for maintaining information on international nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors in the United States. Failure to complete the mandatory check-in process may result in a loss of immigration status

Mandatory Immigration Check-in

This mandatory event will provide you with important information on maintaining legal F1 or J1 immigration status here in the United States. You will also be given an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan health insurance plan you are enrolled in.

You are only required to register for one of these sessions.

Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Location: Fairlane Center South (FCS) - Dining Room D

Session # 1 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

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Session # 2 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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You will be required to register for this session in advance. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the check-in.

What to Bring to Immigration Check-in 

  • Valid Passport
  • Your original I-20 or DS-2019 document. 
  • Photo copy of page 1 of your I-20 or DS-2019 document
  • Photo copy of your Passport picture page (Color or Black & White, standard size)
  • Photo copy of your F-1 or J-1 visa page in your passport (Color or Black & White, standard size) 
  • Electronic I-94  form (printed AFTER your arrival in the United States)
  • Emergency contact information for individual in the United States 
  • Current living address here in the United States 
  • And if possible a completed Physical Check-In form 
  • If you have F-2 or J-2 dependents (spouse and/or children) who traveled with you to the U.S., bring their original passports and I-20 (or DS-2019) forms, photocopies of their visas, photocopies of page 1 of their I-20 (or DS-2019) and a copy of their electronic I-94 forms printed  from I-94

Mandatory F1 and J1 Student Visa Regulations and Health Insurance Workshop

This mandatory event will provide you with important information on maintaining legal F1 or J1 immigration status here in the United States. You will also be given an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan health insurance plan you are enrolled in.

 

 

Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Location: Social Science Building (SSB) - Auditorium 1500

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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You will be required to register for this session in advance. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.

Banking Assistance Workshops

We understand that successfully transitioning to your new life here in Michigan can be both exciting and a little overwhelming. Prior to immigration check-in and the start of class we offer you an opportunity to learn more about the Banking System here in the United States and also the rules and regulations associated with work/employment while on a F1 or J1 visa.

  • Open Your Bank Account: Smart Banking In the United States

    Description: This workshop will answer questions about starting a bank account, writing a U.S. check, using your bank account, keeping track of your money, protecting yourself from "identity theft", ongoing financial issues, and different kinds of banks and accounts. 

    At the conclusion of the workshop you will be a provided an opportunity to open your own bank account. Representatives from the University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) will be on-hand to assist you with opening your bank account and answer any banking questions you may have. Prizes will be offered, don't miss out! 

    Opening a account at this workshop will automatically enter you to win the UMCU Tuition, Tech Package, or Football Package! 

     

    Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location: University Center: Kochoff Hall A

    Please click on the following link to register

    If you arrive in the United States prior to August 22, 2019 please register for the workshop listed above (Thursday, August 22, 2019). 

     

    Date: Monday, August 26, 2019

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

    Location: University Center: Kochoff Hall A 

    Please click on the following link to register

    If you arrive in the United States after August 22, 2019 please register for the workshop listed above (Monday, August 26, 2019). 

Office of International Affairs

108 -
The Union at Dearborn
Phone: 
313-583-6600
Fax: 
313-583-6725
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