SEVIS Check-In

    Key Pre-Arrival Information

    New Students:

    Upon entering the United States, all new international students must complete a mandatory SEVIS Check-In.

    Note: Do NOT begin this process or fill out the forms until you have arrived in the United States.

    This process involves the collection of copies of your F-1 or J-1 visa documents as well as additional required information that we need to report your arrival in SEVIS and activate your status.

    Failure to do so will result in your F-1 record being canceled or your J-1 status being invalidated due to a failure to enroll.

    IMPORTANT: The earliest date you can arrive is December 23, 2023, arriving earlier than this date will cause you to be out of status and require you to return home and re-enter to properly activate your status.

    Do not rely on Customs and Border Patrol to inform you of this, you must know beforehand. The latest date of arrival for Spring 2024 is January 22, 2024. Late arrival letters will NOT be issued.

    If you are unable to arrive by January 22nd, then you must contact Admissions to defer your entrance into the U.S and Form I-20 start date to Fall 2024.

    Students Transferring into New York Tech:  

    The SEVIS Check In process below must also be followed by students who are already in the U.S. and are transferring into New York Tech for this Spring 2024, even if you had already completed this process at your prior school or institution.

    The deadline to report and check in to the New York Tech for new transfer students present in the U.S. February 5, 2024.

    Check In Documents and Information:

    You are required to upload the following documents:

    • Passport. Biographical page

    • F-1 Visa. F-1 visa page (arrival stamp if present)

    • Form I-94. Can only be retrieved after arrival in the U.S. Obtained from CBP website (

    • Form I-20.

    Current Student Information:
    Current US Address: (do not list hotel or university address unless living at dorms)
    Current US Address: (do not list hotel or university address unless living at dorms)
    Permanent Home Address:
    Permanent Home Address:
    Local Contact (in the U.S.)
    Emergency Contact 1:
    Emergency Contact 2: