Mandatory Check-in

Mandatory Check-in with OISSS

All students attending Brown University in F-1 or J-1 status are required to check-in with OISSS within 3 business days of their arrival on campus.

The check-in process allows OISSS to welcome you in person and provide information specific to international students that will assist you in the upcoming days and throughout your academic program.

Please do not delay this process as it might result in unnecessary complications with respect to ID card issuance and payroll. Also, U.S. regulations require students to confirm their arrival at a new university within 30 days of the program start date listed on Form I-20/DS-2019.  Failure to check-in constitutes a violation of your nonimmigrant status.

Bring the following when checking in at OISSS:

  • Passport
  • I-20/DS-2019
  • Printout of I-94 record OR I-94 card (little white card issued by immigration officer for those crossing a land border).

Please bring the same documentation for any dependents who were issued I-20s/DS-2019s.