IMMIgration Orientation AND Check-in

Immigration Orientation - All international students who are starting as a new student, changing status, or changing the level of study, are required to attend Immigration Orientation. This is a separate session, different from other academic, departmental, or university-wide orientations and it will cover information specific to international students that you MUST be aware of. This session will be held in-person. 

Immigration Check-in - Federal regulations require every international student who has entered the U.S. to report to the ISS office and has their immigration documents reviewed. Without completing the check-in process, your record will not be registered and activated in SEVIS. This session will be held virtually.

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Summer 2023  

Immigration Orientation (In-person)

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Time and Location: TBA

Immigration Check-in (Via Zoom)

Fall 2023  

Immigration Orientation (In-person)

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Time and Location: TBA

Immigration Check-in (Via Zoom)

Prepare for Immigration Check-in:

Before the session, have all your immigration documents scanned and ready to upload:

*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 ISS 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 14 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.


Other University-wide Orientation

Please note that in addition to the Immigration Orientation for International Students, you will also need to attend one of the following university-wide orientations:

If you are a First-Year Student (formerly known as a freshman):
If you are a Transfer Student :
If you are a Graduate Student :
If you are a Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • If you are a Graduate Student AND a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) you will also need to attend: