Upon arrival to the U.S. (or arrival to ASU for SEVIS transfer students), you must complete a mandatory SEVIS New Student Check-in online through the ISSC eForm no later than the first day of the academic session listed as the Program Start Date on your I-20 or DS-2019. You cannot complete this step until you have arrived in the U.S. You will find the link to the eForm in My ASU under Priority Tasks. You can use your smartphone or computer to upload copies of your immigration documents.
You do not need to report your arrival in person to the ISSC.
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How to complete the SEVIS New Student Check-in
Arrive in the U.S. and at ASU no later than the start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.
Gather your immigration documents:
DS-2019 (J-1 students only)
Passport (page showing your biographical information and photo).
F-1 or J-1 visa, or change of status Approval Notice. (not applicable for Canadian citizens)
I-901 SEVIS Fee Payment Receipt
Paper or Electronic I-94 retrieved from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (click on GET MOST RECENT I-94).
- If your I-94 is not populating or contains the wrong information, you will need to make a correction.
Correcting Issues with your I-94
In order to correct your I-94 record or have your I-94 record populate when trying to retrieve it online, you will need to visit the Deferred Inspection Office in Phoenix. Please keep in mind that the office is open for walk-in appointments only and operates on limited hours. Please review the important information below prior to visiting the office. Once your I-94 record is corrected, please contact the ISSC to report the update.
Reasons to visit the deferred inspection of may include:
I-94 not populating on the DHS website
I-94 shows the incorrect visa type
The most recent arrival/departure date is not showing correctly
Admit until date is not showing D/S
Biographical information is incorrectly written
If you would like to visit the Deferred Inspection office, please visit:
Deferred Inspection Office - Phoenix
2035 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours of Availability
Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
First come, first serve basis
Take the following documents with you:
Log into MY ASU
Log in to My ASU and click on your Profile. Add your local address in USPS format (residential or temporary address in the Phoenix area) and add your U.S. phone number. Please be prepared to accept calls at this number, as the ISSC may need to contact you.
Your LOCAL address must be in the proper format based on the U.S. Postal Service. A sample address is:
Address 1: 123 Main Street APT 150
Address 2: (leave blank)
ZIP code: 85281
Do NOT include the name of your apartment complex or residence hall in your address.
Complete SEVIS New Student Check-in
In My ASU, click on Complete SEVIS New Student Check-in under your Priority Tasks. Read and follow the instructions.
If you do not have the priority task on your My ASU, please do the following:
- Go to links.asu.edu/eforms.
- Click on Self-Service Portal and sign in.
- The F-1 SEVIS Check-in eForm is located under the New Student Check-in menu on the left-hand side of the page.
- Provide all required information and documents.
- Click Submit. We will notify you by email once your request has been approved, and if any further information is required to complete processing.
Submit the eForm
Submit the eForm and close the web browser by clicking the X to close the page. Do not cancel the eForm.
What to expect
After you submit your eForm, you will receive an email confirmation of the submission.
Once we have reviewed your eForm we will contact you via email to let you know that your SEVIS New Student Check-in has been approved. You will receive your new Continued Attendance I-20 via email as well.
By submitting this eForm, you have met your SEVIS Check-in requirements. Nothing further is needed on your end unless requested by ISSC staff. We will contact you if further information or documents are required. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your eForm submission.