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Arrival Check-In

Upon arrival to UWM all new international students must complete a mandatory arrival check-in. This process verifies all of your F-1 documents and collects the information ISSS needs to report your arrival in SEVIS. Check-in must be completed by the start of the term. For more information, choose your degree level below.


Students with Regular Admission
Upon arrival to UWM all new international students must complete a mandatory arrival check-in. This process verifies all of your F-1 documents and collects the information ISSS needs to report your arrival in SEVIS. Check-in must be completed by the start of the term.

You will have access to the Arrival Check-In record in your ISSS Connect portal 30 days prior to the Program Start Date listed on your I-20. After arrival to the U.S., you must complete the ISSS Connect Arrival Check-In record.

To complete the Arrival Check-In record, you will need to have the following documents and information ready:
  • Your UWM I-20
  • Your passport with F-1 visa
  • Your electronic I-94 record 
  • Your current US address
  • A name and phone number for an emergency contact
 
Students with Conditional Admission:
  • You will not complete the steps above.
  • Within 3 days of your arrival in Milwaukee you should complete Arrival Check-In at the UWM Intensive English Program (Curtin Hall 672). Please bring your passport and I-20. If you are a sponsored student, please bring your financial guarantee letter. This is Required.

 
Graduate Students with Regular Admission
Upon arrival to UWM all new international students must complete a mandatory arrival check-in. This process verifies all of your F-1 documents and collects the information ISSS needs to report your arrival in SEVIS. Check-in must be completed by the start of the term.

You will have access to the Arrival Check-In record in your ISSS Connect portal 30 days prior to the Program Start Date listed on your I-20. After arrival to the U.S., you must complete the ISSS Connect Arrival Check-In record.

To complete the Arrival Check-In record, you will need to have the following documents and information ready:
  • Your UWM I-20
  • Your passport with F-1 visa
  • Your electronic I-94 record 
  • Your current US address
  • A name and phone number for an emergency contact

Dual Admission Graduate Students (Admission with English Deficiency):
Teaching Assistants: 
  • Note: You may need to take the MITAA. If you are unsure whether you need to take the MITAA, please check with your academic department or the ESL Programs Office (esl@uwm.edu).

Students with Conditional Admission:
  • You will not complete the steps above.
  • Within 3 days of your arrival in Milwaukee you should complete Arrival Check-In at the UWM Intensive English Program (Curtin Hall 672). Please bring your passport and I-20. If you are a sponsored student, please bring your financial guarantee letter. This is Required.