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Required Immigration Check-In for International EXCHANGE Students--See details at bottom of page.

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New Exchange Student Check-In, Aug 22, 9:30 am, Room S350 Sold Out Free  
New Exchange Student Check-In, Aug 23, 11 am, Room S350 Sold Out Free  

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ALL international students are required by immigration law to “check in” at International Student and Scholar Services when you arrive in Boulder.  All room numbers listed are in the Center for Community.

►If you are a J-1 exchange student (not Fulbright or Study Abroad Foundation), you must attend one of these two immigration check-ins (please allow 90 minutes): Thursday August 22, at 9:30 a.m. or Friday, August 23 at 11 a.m. You will receive a helpful information packet and a checklist of procedures to guide you through your first days here.

Please register for a check-in session by selecting a "ticket".  Each ticket lists the date and time for that particular check-in session.

All exchange students must also attend the General Exchange Student Meeting on Thursday, August 22  at 11:30 a.m. in the Abrams Lounge (in the Center for Community) and the Welcome Session for all international Undergraduate students that afternoon, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the UMC Ballroom.  If you are a Graduate exchange student (taking primarily graduate level courses while on exchange), then plan to attend the Welcome Session on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the UMC Ballroom.

What does "checking in" with ISSS mean? It means that YOU MUST REPORT TO ISSS, where your SEVIS record will be registered (validated) in the SEVIS electronic record-keeping system. When you enter the United States, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the airport reports your entry into the country to SEVIS. When you check-in at ISSS, an ISSS advisor will confirm your enrollment information to SEVIS. Failure to check in will jeopardize your immigration status. You will also receive helpful information about things you need to do to prepare for living and studying in Boulder.

What do I need to bring with me to check-in? If you are a J-1 student, please bring the following documents for yourself and for any dependents who have accompanied you to the U.S.:
• proof of insurance for all J-1s and J-2s
• passport
• visa
• current and any past I-20s or DS2019s
• I-94 Departure card
• current and complete address in Colorado, even if it is only a temporary one

After you have presented your check-in information, your SEVIS record will be registered or validated. If your record is not properly validated, SEVIS will terminate your electronic record, and you will be considered to be in the US illegally. If you are in a visa status other than F or J, bring evidence of your visa status, such as your passport or visa.

If I am a U.S. citizen or some other visa type, do I still need to check-in? Yes, you must. You are also required to attend the International Student Welcome Meeting  (Thursday afternoon, August 22 for Undergraduates and Saturday morning, August 24 for Graduate students).  At the Welcome Meeting, we review campus policies, provide helpful tips, and tell you about fun activities, clubs, and organizations for international students that may be of interest to you.

Have questions about Required Immigration Check-In for International EXCHANGE Students--See details at bottom of page.? Contact ISSS, CU Boulder


International Student & Scholar Services
Willard Loop Dr
Boulder, CO 80305

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