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:
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. (Canadian citizens will need to submit I-901 payment confirmation.)
Paper or Electronic I-94 retrieved from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (click on GET MOST RECENT I-94).
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.
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 .
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: