Mandatory Immigration Check-in for Students
You will receive an email invitation to register in advance for a check-in session for international students. You must register at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the session. In order to register, please follow the link given in the invitation sent to your UM email address.
If you cannot locate this invitation, please review the check-in session schedule at the bottom of this page and send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Once you have sent the email, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further details and instructions for the check-in session.Please note that the Returning/Change of Level sessions are only for students who have previously held F-1 or J-1 student status at the University of Michigan.
If you are an undergraduate student, check-in session will be part of International Undergraduate Orientation co-sponsored by the Office of New Students Programs and the International Center.
If you are a J-1 student and the form DS-2019 was issued by an organization other than the University of Michigan, please do not attend the check-in sessions. Please check line 2 (program sponsor) on your DS-2019.
Overview of Immigration Check-in
During the check-in program you will:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.
The check-in session for General Students will last for 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. Before you enter the check-in session, an IC staff member will look at your immigration documents. If you do not have the required documents or if you arrive late, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SESSION and you will have to reschedule your appointment.
What You Must Bring With You to the Check-In
You must bring the original and a photocopy (black and white) of the following documents. Each photocopy must be on standard letter size paper (8 ½ × 11 inches).
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:
General Students Check-In Sessions
Returning/Change of Level Sessions
If you are a returning/change of level student, you are still required to follow the Registration procedure and bring Required immigration documents described on this web site.
Special Check-In Sessions (By invitation only. Registration is coordinated by the unit)
Last reviewed: 01/14