Mandatory 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. 

Understanding Mandatory Immigration Check-in

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.

Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Location: TBD 

Session # 1 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Session # 2 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EST

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

Orientation Program: U.S. Government Regulations and Health Insurance

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

Time: TBD

 Location: TBD

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

Office of International Affairs

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