All individuals whose visa status is sponsored by JHU are required to “check-in” with the Office of International Services upon arrival to the respective campus. In most cases, the check-in process will be completed through iHopkins, but some individuals may need to complete this process via e-mail. Please carefully review the information below.
F-1 Student Check-In (Online)
Newly admitted students will be contacted by email regarding the check-in process. Your first step in the process will be reviewing the online F-1 New Student Orientation which will give you basic information about your immigration rights and responsibilities. You will need to also be prepared to upload copies of certain immigration documents, details of which are located in the SEVIS Check-in Document Upload Instructions. Please note that you cannot be verified for on campus employment until the check in is completed and approved.
J-1 Student Check-In (Online)
Incoming students in J-1 status will be contacted by email regarding the check-in process. If your J-1 status is sponsored by JHU, your first step will be reviewing the online Orientation Presentation which will give you basic information about your immigration rights and responsibilities. You will need to also be prepared to upload copies of certain immigration documents, details of which are located in the SEVIS Check-in Document Upload Instructions.
J-1 Scholar Check-In (Online)
Individuals sponsored for J-1 status in the research scholar, short-term scholar or professor category will receive check-in instructions and information about online Orientation Presentation by email. If you do not receive those instructions or have questions about them, please contact J1-Advising@jhu.edu.
H-1B Temporary Workers Check-In (Online)
Individuals sponsored for H-1B status will complete the H-1B Maintaining status e-form.
Check-In for Individuals in all Other Visa Statuses
Please email the following documents to J1-Advising@jhu.edu
- OIS Non-Sponsored Check-In Form: This form should be completed by individuals whose immigration status is NOT sponsored by JHU. “Non-sponsored” means that JHU did not provide the individual with a form I-20 or DS-2019 or file a petition with USCIS on behalf of that individual.
- Scanned copy of Passport ID page
- Scanned copy of U.S. visa stamp (if applicable)
- I-94 Document. To retrieve your I-94 information, please visit the Customs and Border Protection website. Enter the required information and print your I-94 document.
- Scanned copies of documents demonstrating your immigration status (for example: I-20, DS-2019, I-797 Approval Notice, EAD Card, Green Card)
International Student Essentials- Spring 2024
International Student Essential is an optional session for new students to meet the OIS team, review important information from our mandatory online orientation and ask questions related to your F-1/J-1 status.
See below to access presentation slides from Spring 2024 International student Essentials as well as recording of the session. You must be logged in to your JHU account to access these materials.
View Presentation slides HERE
View session recording HERE
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