All international students must complete a mandatory Immigration Check-In with the ISO upon arrival to the U.S. The ISO is required by federal immigration law to report your arrival at the University and verify your non-immigrant status through the SEVIS database. You should complete this requirement within your first week of arriving in Rochester. Please bring the following documents for processing:
The ISO holds standard check-in hours for new students every afternoon between 1:00 and 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday) at our River Campus location. You do not need an appointment to complete your check-in during this time. If you are unable to report to ISO during this time, you may contact the office to make other arrangements during normal business hours. Alternatively, the Immigration Check-In may also be scheduled as part of your school's orientation activities for incoming students. Please check the ISO Orientation schedule for details, as they become available.
During your check-in, you will also receive important information and reminders about getting settled in Rochester and at the University. You should report to your school or department right away for assistance with these issues. In the meantime, please explore our tips on Arriving in Rochester and resources for Life at UR.
Dependent spouses are also encouraged to complete the Immigration Check-In with the ISO, upon arrival.