E-Check In for Change of Status Students

If you are a student who has a pending or approved change of status application for F-1 or J-1 Student, please complete the form below and upload copies of the relevant documents.

If you don't have access to a scanner, but you have a smartphone, you can download a free app such as CamScanner for Android or iPhone. You can also take photos with your phone or computer's internal camera. 

If you don't have a way to create scans of your documents, you can use library equipment or the computer/scanner at OIA during office hours.  Note that there is often a line to use the OIA computer, so it is recommended that you use your own equipment to check in and avoid delays.

Once your application is approved, please submit the following documents to OIA:

  • Change of Status approval notice w/ new I-94 indicating F-1 or J-1 status
  • I-20 or DS-2019 for you and any F-2 or J-2 dependents (if not previously provided)
Personal Information
Please enter your name as it is listed on your I-20 or DS-2019.
Please enter a 10-digit U.S. phone number where you can be reached. Do not include hyphens, dots, or dashes. Note that failure to provide a valid phone number will prevent OIA from registering your record in SEVIS, which will have a negative impact on your immigration record and cause you to be out of status.
Select the visa type you are requesting to change to.
Enter the visa type you are requesting to change from.
U.S. Address Update Confirmation

In order for OIA to register you in SEVIS, you must update your US address on my.UChicago AND set it as the 'SEVIS - U.S' Address by completing the steps below. If you are a student in the Booth School of Business you must update your address on the Booth Application Status Page under “verify address”.


  1. Log on to my.UChicago.edu (be sure to create your CNet ID first).
    Booth students: Update your address on the Booth Application Status Page under “verify address”.
     
  2. Follow the SEVIS U.S. Address Update instructions (Click on the link. Instructions will pop up in a new window). Enter your U.S. address according to the USPS address formatting instructions, which are very specific.

    BOOTH STUDENTS: Update your address on the Booth Application Status Page under “verify address”.

Failure to follow the exact formatting instructions will prevent us from registering your record and will result in the termination of your F-1/J-1 record.

Student Document Upload

Required for all students except Canadian citizens

 

This is the receipt you received from USCIS for the I-539 application.

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Dependent Document Upload (if applicable)
If you have one or more F-2 or J-2 dependents, please include scans of their documents as well.