Required Check-In with International Scholars Operations

Exchange Visitors new to the UW (including transfers from another school in the US) must visit International Scholars Operations (ISO) at 239 Gerberding Hall on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. so that their arrival on campus can be reported to the US Department of Homeland Security as required by federal law. Exchange Visitors should arrive a few minutes early so the one-hour check-in session can begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.  The Tuesday check-in session must occur not later than 30 days after the program start date indicated in item 3 of the DS-2019 form.

They should bring to the check-in session their:

  • passport
  • I-94 record (either the paper I-94 card in their passport OR a printout of their electronic I-94 record)
  • original DS-2019 form (including family DS-2019s) 
  • local Seattle-area residence address
  • Insurance Compliance Statement

Exchange visitors must register on-line to attend the Tuesday J-1 Scholar Check-in session. If Tuesday at 3:00 pm is inconvenient, they may phone (206) 685-8847 to schedule an appointment.

Failure to check-in with ISO causes automatic revocation of the Exchange Visitor’s lawful status.