Step-by-Step Procedures for Proper Check-in with ISS
All international students, professors, and scholars must officially check in with ISS each and every time they enter the U.S. and at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. All new internationals must bring their immigration documents in person to ISS within 10 days after arriving in the U.S. It is necessary that you inform ISS if any change is warranted on these forms, such as contact information, immigration documents, or foreign address. A hold is placed on registration for classes if check-in and ISS orientation are not completed.
Here are the steps to check in. All steps are required in order to complete the check-in process:
1. Official International Check-in Form
You may complete and submit the online form.
2. Verify Addresses
Verify or change your local and official address in my.newschool.edu.
3. Necessary Immigration Documents
Please bring originals of the following documents and submit them in person at ISS check-in.
Necessary documents include:
- Passport and visa page
- I-94 card (usually stapled to your passport). A copy of the I-94 card must be submitted to ISS every time you re-enter the U.S.
- Original I-20(s)/DS-2019(s)
- Social security card (if you have one)
- All other relevant immigration documents
New students are also required to complete the Online Orientation. Please sign in to complete the online orientation and print the confirmation page at the end for your records.
If there are any changes to any of the necessary documents listed above, please make a copy and submit them to ISS. Scanned copies may be submitted via email to email@example.com, paper copies may be sent via fax to 212.229.8992, or you may submit documents in person at the ISS office.
Please put your New School ID number, last name, first name and "ISS Check-in" in the subject line. For example:
Subject: N00032694 Kim, Rosie ISS Check-in.
If you have a hold on your student account from the ISS office, the ISS support staff will remove the ISS hold on your account after you complete the check-in process. The ISS hold must be removed in order for you register for classes.
The ISS support staff will verify your attendance in SEVIS after you complete the check-in process. This must been done each semester to prevent the termination of your SEVIS record.