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 register for a check-in appointment.
- 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.
**The OIS Check-in appointment form will be available beginning July 3, 2017.**