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SEVIS New Student Check-in

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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 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. 


Who must complete SEVIS New Student Check-in?

  • F-1 and J-1 students attending ASU for the first time.

  • F-1 students returning to ASU using a new initial I-20.

  • Students who have transferred their SEVIS record to ASU from another U.S. institution.

  • Students who have transferred their SEVIS record to ASU from ASU Global Launch.

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:

  1. DS-2019 (J-1 students only)

  2. Passport (page showing your biographical information and photo).

  3. F-1 or J-1 visa, or change of status Approval Notice. (Canadian citizens will need to submit I-901 payment confirmation.)

  4. Paper or Electronic I-94 retrieved from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (click on GET MOST RECENT I-94).


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 Phoenix area) and add your U.S. phone number.


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.

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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

  1. After you submit your eForm, you will receive an email confirmation of the submission.

  2. 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. 

  • We will call or email you if further information or corrections are required.

Who does not need to complete SEVIS New Student Check-in?

  • Current F-1 and J-1 students.

  • F-2 and J-2 dependents .