Winter 2019 Check-In Dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Each day has a 10:30 AM and a 1:30 PM session.  You only need to attend one session.

NOTE: Sessions typically run an hour to an hour and a half in length.  Please plan accordingly.

Failure to complete the check-in process in a timely manner will result in cancellation/termination of your immigration documents (I-20) and Homeland Security will require you to return to your home country.
Immigration 101 and Check-In will provide you with important information and give you an opportunity to take care of required paperwork such as:
  • Purchasing Health Insurance
  • Taking your TB test or submitting your waiver and/or proof that you took the test

Please be sure to bring the following to the check-in session:

  • Your stamped I-20 (F-1 Students) or DS-2019 (J-1 Students)
  • Your Form I-94
  • Your Passport. (Canadian Citizens may use an enhanced driver license.)
  • Your Visa (excluding Canadian Citizens)
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian citizens only)
  • Local and foreign contacts.  (People to contact in case of an emergency.)
  • Dependent documents, if your dependents have entered the U.S. with you.
Feel free to contact OISS at (313) 577-3422 if you require additional information or send us an email at We look forward to seeing you.