Schedule OIS Check-in

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.  The check-in process has five parts and all must be completed in order to successfully complete the check-in requirement. 

Before Arrival:

  1. Review Pre-Arrival Information
  2. Review and Accept the OIS Compliance Agreement
  3. Provide Emergency Contact Information

After Arrival:

4. Provide Immigration Documentation and U.S. Address Information

5. Attend an OIS check-in session

Who Must Attend Check-in

  • International students (F-1 and J-1 visa) must attend a check-in session upon arrival to NC State. This includes students matriculating from the Intensive English Program and transfer students.
  • Students on other visas (H-1, H-4, F-2, etc.) should NOT attend the OIS Check-in session, as it is not a requirement of those visas.
  • 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 to Complete the Check-in Requirement

IMPORTANT – OIS will not be able to register your SEVIS record until all 5 steps have been completed.  Students are advised to wait 10 days from the date they complete the immigration check-in process in its entirety before attending appointments with government agencies like the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).