Mandatory Immigration Check-in for Students
Overview of Immigration Check-in
During the check-in program you will:
Please arrive 15 minutes before the program start time.
The check-in session will last approximately two and a half hours (one hour for Returning/Change Of Level students), and you must attend the entire session. Your dependents are not required to attend. If you do not have the required documents or if you arrive late, you will NOT be allowed to attend the session and you will have to reschedule your appointment.
What You Must Bring With You to the Check-In
Things to Do Before You Attend the Check-In Session
Make two copies of each of your immigration documents (one copy is for you, the other is for the International Center). There are several places where you can make photocopies:
Returning and Change of Level Students
If you have previously attended the University of Michigan as an F-1 or J-1 student and are now returning either to complete your degree or to start a brand new degree program, you may be eligible to complete a Returner/COL check-in session.
This session will last approximately 1 hour. During this session, you will listen to a 5-10 minute refresher presentation and then an International Student Advisor will review your documents and issue you a travel signature.
Undergraduate student: Your check-in session will be part of International Undergraduate Orientation co-sponsored by the Office of New Students Programs and the International Center.
All other students: Please visit the Front Desk of the International Center as soon as you arrive on campus to register for a mandatory check-in session (except the special check-ins).
General Students Check-In Sessions
Special Check-In Sessions (By invitation only. Registration is coordinated by the unit)
Returning and Change of Level Students Check-In Sessions
If you are a Change of Level or Returning student and you have not yet checked in for the Fall 2015 semester, please come to Quick Question Advising in order to check in. Details and schedule for Quick Question Advising can be seen here . Please review "What You Must Bring With You to Check-In" to make sure you are prepared when you come to check in.
Last reviewed: 09/15