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:
- 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.