When you arrive in the United States, the first thing you must
do is contact your department in order to obtain your New School ID number if
you do not already have it. Once you obtain your New School ID number, contact
ISSS so that your record can be updated and you can complete the Check-In
It is crucial that you
follow these steps so that we can activate your SEVIS record. To
check in, you must complete and submit the online check-in form, found under
J-1 Scholar Services at iGlobal. You
must check in within 30 days of the DS-2019 start date. Check-in is mandatory,
as the information is required to validate your SEVIS record. You can complete
the check-in form only after entering the United States.
If your I-94 record
contains incorrect information or has not been properly updated, you can
correct the information by contacting the Deferred
Inspection site. If you have questions or problems correcting your
I-94 record, please contact an ISSS advisor.
If you are having difficulty retrieving your I-94 admission
- Try entering different variations of your name in the First and
Last Name sections.
- Try inverting the day and month in your birth date (e.g.,
9/7/2000 would become 7/9/2000).
- Try entering an old passport number
If you do not complete
this online check-in form, you will be in violation of your immigration status,
so please complete it as soon as you arrive. If you need assistance with the
form, please come to our office or email [email protected].