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Required Immigration Check-In for New Students

Immigration regulations require F-1 and J-1 students to report to International Student & Scholar Services after they arrive in the United States. Students transferring to DU from another school or from the English Language Center must also report to our office upon completing their previous program. A student's check-in must be complete in order for the registration hold to be removed. The hold may take 1-2 business days to remove.

Students who do not provide all of the check-in documents and information will be unable to register for classes until all required items are submitted to ISSS. An ISSS hold will also be placed on the record of students who do not complete the international student orientation program.

What to Bring to Check-In

All students must bring: Some students may also need to bring:
  • Current I-20 or DS-2019
  • Last I-20 or DS-2019 from previous school (transfer students)
  • Current U.S. entry visa
  • Dependent(s) passport, I-20/ DS-2019, Form I-94 arrival/departure card, U.S. entry visa (if your dependents have entered the US related to your program/status)
  • Current passport
  • Sponsored students must complete Release of Student Records form (see below)
  •  Check-In Form which includes local U.S. address as well as an emergency contact information (address and phone number)



Sponsored Students

Sponsored students are those who are financially supported by their home government or an international agency such as Fulbright, IREX, or OAS. An additional requirement for these students is to complete the Release of Student Records form online. Instructions for completing the form through myWeb are as follows:

  1. Access myWeb  (
  2. Click on "Enter Secure Area"
  3. Enter username and password to login
  4. Click on the Student & Financial Aid tab
  5. Click on "Student Records"
  6. Click on "Add Student Record Release"
  7. Fill in the form according to the instructions and click Submit.

Removing Registration Holds

A registration hold from International Student and Scholar Services will remain active on your student account until we have copies of your immigration documents and you complete our required immigration regulations session. The INTL provisional hold will generally be removed within one to two business days of your having completed all required steps for check-in.

Students who have an INTL hold should check their emails from ISSS for instructions to get the hold removed. If you have not received an email from our office, please contact us by email at for further instructions. We request that include your DU ID in the message to speed up our response.

Non-SEVIS Students

If you are attending DU in an immigration status other than F-1 or J-1 status, you only need to submit copies of your immigration documents to our office. An INTL provisional hold will appear on your account if we do not have copies on record. You may email them to or bring them to our office in person during walk-in hours.