Schedule OIS Check-in

Check-in with OIS is required by law for all new F-1 and J-1 international students, including transfer students.  At the Check-In session, OIS will collect and scan your immigration documents and provide information to assist you in your first weeks in Raleigh. Your documents will be returned to you at the end of the session.  Please follow the instructions below according to your level of study and visa type. 

  • International students (F-1 and J-1 visa) must attend a check-in session upon arrival to NC State.
  • Other non-immigrant students (H-1, H-4, F-2, etc.) should NOT schedule or attend the OIS Check-in session.  It is not a requirement of those visa types.
  • Dependents on J-2 visas are required to check in with OIS. Please complete the Dependent Check-in Form to schedule a J-2 check-in appointment.

Required Steps Before Your Check-in Session

Before attending OIS Check-in, all students need to complete the OIS Compliance Verification form, and update their SEVIS Local Address, U.S. Phone Number, and Emergency Contact Information in MyPack Portal. Once you log into MyPack Portal, follow these instructionsOIS will not be able to register your SEVIS record until all of these steps have been completed.

All students must update their SEVIS Local (Raleigh) address information every semester in MyPack Portal (NC State’s Student Information System). The SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) database is updated from MyPack Portal and uses the SEVIS Local Address to update your local address and the SEVIS Foreign Address for your Foreign Address. Please select the SEVIS Local Address check box after adding a new address in order for your information to be passed successfully to the Department of Homeland Security.

NOTE: The ”SEVIS Foreign Address” option in MyPack portal should only be used for your Foreign Address. Your Foreign Address is your address in your home country. 

Required Documents to Complete Check-in

F-1 and J-1 visa holders are required to bring the following documents with them to successfully complete the check-in process:

  • I-20 (F-1 students) or DS 2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport with visa stamp
  • Printout of the I-94 from your most recent entry into the United States 

Spring 2018 Check-in Information

  • Study Abroad Exchange students will complete the check-in requirement as part of their Study Abroad orientation on Thursday, January 4th.
  • Degree-seeking, first year international undergraduate students will complete the check-in requirement as part of their day 2 orientation on Friday, January 5th.
  • Degree-seeking transfer international undergraduate students and international graduate students have two check-in sessions to choose from.  Registration is not required.
    • Our morning check-in session has been cancelled due to NC State’s Status 2 suspension of normal operations.  Students planning to attend the morning session should come to the 1:00 p.m. session instead.
    • Thursday, January 4th at 1:00 PM in Daniels Hall 434