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Mandatory Check-in for New International Students

Mandatory check-in for new international students

You are required to visit the International Center (Gengras Student Union, Room 328) within three to five days of your arrival to the United States to complete the mandatory immigration check-in. You must comply with this check-in requirement to be able to register for classes.

For the mandatory immigration check-in, you must bring the following documents and information (and those of your dependents, if applicable):

  • Passport
  • Form I-20 (F-1 students) or Form DS-2019 (J-1 Exchange Visitors)
  • I-94 Arrival/Departure record which you can download here
  • Proof of comparable health insurance coverage if you choose to waive the UHA health insurance requirement
  • UHA email address and student ID number
  • Local address in Connecticut

*Please note: the I-94 record is now paperless. It is possible for some students to still receive a paper I--94, depending on the port of entry. All students should receive a stamp on their passport as proof of entry to the United States. Your I-20 Form will not be stamped with an entry date.

What is a "hold" and why do I have one?

As a new international student, you will have an automatic international registration “hold” on your UHA account that will be removed once you check in at the International Center upon arrival. Admissions, your academic advisor or Health Services may may also place holds that will be removed by these offices once requirements are met. Please note that you will not be able to register or undertake other school-related transactions if there is still an active hold on your account.