Immigration Orientation and Check-in

Immigration Orientation and Immigration Check-in  are mandatory for all new F-1 or J-1 students (freshman, transfer, and graduate), including current FAU students who have requested a change of status to F-1 from another visa category or changing degree levels.

* Please note that if you are currently abroad you should not enter the U.S. 30 days prior to the program start date listed on the I-20 or DS-2019.


Important: Immigration Check-in and International Orientation are mandatory. Failure to attend will result in a registration hold on your account and negative immigration consequences.


Please sign-in here to register for the Fall 2018 Immigration Orientation and Immigration Check-in.



Immigration Orientation

All international students who are starting as a new student, changing status, or changing level of study, must sign up and attend the Immigration Orientation. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in negative immigration consequences.


Fall 2018 Immigration Orientation Dates:


Davie Campus:

        Thursday, August 9:       9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (followed by check-in, plan to be there 9:00-12 )

Location: Davie Campus, LA303F, Liberal Arts Building, 3rd Floor.

Jupiter Campus

        Tuesday, August 14:       10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (followed by check-in, plan to be there 10:00-12:00)

Location: Jupiter Campus, SR 258, Student Resources Building, 2nd Floor

Boca Raton Campus:

Wednesday, August 15:       1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: BU 120, Business School, Boca Raton Campus

Sunday, August 19:       8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: ED 119, Education School, Boca Raton Campus


Please note that you will need to attend your other university-wide orientation(s) as well.

Immigration Check-In

All international students who are starting as a new student must sign up for the check-in process. The location for check in is in the International Services Office, and the process takes approximately 30 min.


Fall 2018 Check-In Dates:

Monday, August 13: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 16: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Friday, August 17: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

Monday, August 20: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 – 4 p.m.


International Services Office, DP 49, Classroom 101


What to expect during immigration check-in:

When you arrive at the Florida Atlantic University to start your program, you need to come to the International Services (IS) for a short time to complete the Check-In process. IS is located at 777 Glades Road Bld. DP-49 , Boca Raton, FL 33431.

During the immigration check-in you will do the following:

  1. You will use our automated form to submit your most up to date personal information
  2. You will sign the Responsibility Form
  3. We will make copies of your documents

Bring the following documents to IS at the time of check-in:

  • Valid Passport with your valid F1/J1 visa stamp
  • SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • Signed I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-94 form - you will be able to download the I-94 form at the time of your check-in

*Students transferring from another U.S. school must bring a copy of the I-20 issued by the previous institution.

Students who are already in the U.S., wish to gain F-1 status, and did not receive an I-20 from FAU must contact the IS Office immediately to determine whether a change of status is required.

Attention graduate students who have assistantships but do not have a social security number (SSN): You must wait 7-10 days after entering the U.S. before applying for the SSN. Allow approximately one month to have the number in hand. Visit the SSN application requirements.

 Last Modified 8/13/18