Students arriving in the U.S. from abroad or transferring their SEVIS record from another school are required to check-in with OIA within 5-days of their arrival in Chicago. It is not necessary to physically come to OIA to complete check-in as you can complete this step online (see below). If you arrive in the U.S. early to visit friends or family, you can complete the check-in process once you arrive in Chicago.
- First, you will be asked to provide your U.S. address. It may be that your address upon arrival is temporary, which is fine. IMPORTANT: When updating your U.S. address, please adhere to the standard formatting instructions.
- Second, you should retrieve your I-94 Arrival Record from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by following the instructions on the CBP website at: www.cbp.gov/i94 - for more information, or if you have trouble locating your I-94 Arrival Record, check with CBP Deferred Inspection.