International Services

Document Check and Immigration Information Sessions


In addition to the iStart online process, students will need to complete Document Check, attend an Immigration Information Session and  attend a university orientation. Graduate Students should plan to attend the Graduate Orientation and Undergraduate Students (First Year and Transfer) should plan to attend GloBull Beginnings Week.

What is Document Check?
Document Check is the process by which an international advisor (DSO) checks that all of your immigration documents show correct status and entry into the US.  You need to complete all of your tasks in iStart, including uploading copies of your immigration documents, to be eligible for Document Check. Once you arrive in the US, you can upload documents to iStart from your electronic device, any university computer, or using the computers at our office in the Patel Center for Global Solutions.

For F-1 and J-1 students, Document Check is a face-to-face meeting. For students who are not F-1 or J-1 students, this is only an online procedure.

Document Check Tips:

  • Carefully read and complete ALL Post-Arrival E-Forms BEFORE attending Document Check. If you have trouble completing an E-form, ask for help before you sign in for Document Check.
  • Bring all of your immigration documents with you to Document Check.
  • Come to our office during walk-in hours for assistance with uploading documents or completing any e-form.
  • Make sure you have signed and uploaded your newest I-20, I-94, and POE stamp in the appropriate E-Form. INTO to USF Change of Level and Transfer students should upload their new USF degree seeking I-20.
  • Enter your address in OASIS as soon as possible, even if it’s a temporary address.  This includes a hotel address or a friend’s address. You can update the address once you find a permanent place.
  • Wait times vary depending on how many students come to each session. Plan to stay for the duration of the scheduled Document Check session.

What is an Immigration Information Session?
During the Immigration Information Session you will learn important information on how to maintain your immigration status while attending USF and employment eligibility. 

Below is a table to assist you with selecting the Document Check and Immigration Session Date/Time that best fits your level, immigration status, and situation.

Please make every effort to arrive in time to attend one of the scheduled sessions. If you arrive late and miss the scheduled Document Check and/or Information Sessions as listed below, you will receive an email AFTER THE LAST SESSION with late arrival instructions. Please be aware that late arrival can cause delays with payments for graduate assistantships, obtaining driver’s licenses, and gaining employment on-campus.


Fall 2018

I am….

I need to….

Document Check Date/Time/Location

Information Session Date/Time/Location

Undergraduate Student

  • Complete iStart E-Forms
  • Attend Document Check
  • Attend an Immigration Information Session

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:45am – 10:45am, part of Global Beginnings

Make-up Session, Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm; CGS Auditorium

Graduate Student
(F-1/J-1 visas)

  • Complete iStart E-Forms
  • Attend Document Check
  • Attend an Immigration Information Session

Early Doc Check for Grads with GAs, TAs, and RAs:
Monday, July 30, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Early Doc Check for Grads with GAs, TAs, and RAs: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00am-11:00am, CGS 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 10, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Friday, August 24, 2018, 2:30pm-4:30pm, CGS 1st Floor

Early Info Session for Grads with GAs, TAs, and RAs: Monday, July 30, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Early Info Session for Grads with GAs, TAs, and RAs: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Early Info Session for Grads with GAs, TAs, and RAs: Friday, August 3, 2018, 3:00pm-4:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Monday, August 6, 2018, 11:00am-12:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 3:00pm-4:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Friday, August 10, 2018, 1:00pm-2:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00am-11:00am, CGS Auditorium

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm, CGS Auditorium

F-1 SEVIS Transfer Student  (any level)

  • Complete iStart E-Forms
  • Attend Document Check
  • Attend an Immigration Information Session

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Friday, August 24, 2018, 2:30pm-4:30pm, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00pm-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00am-10:30am, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Monday, August 20, 2018, 4:30-5:00pm CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 3:00-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Friday, August 24, 2018, 3:00-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

INTO to USF Change of Level
(F-1/J-1 visas)

  • Complete iStart E-Forms
  • Attend Document Check
  • Attend an Immigration Information Session

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:00am-Noon, CGS 1st Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00am-noon, CGS 1st Floor

LATE DOC CHECK: Friday, August 24, 2018, 2:30pm-4:30pm, CGS 1st Floor

Early Session Before Summer Break: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30pm-7:00pm, CGS Auditorium

Early Session Before Summer Break: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00pm-7:30pm, CGS Auditorium

Early Session Before Summer Break: Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:00am-10:30am, CGS Auditorium

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00pm-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00am-10:30am, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Monday, August 20, 2018, 4:30-5:00pm CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 3:00-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

LATE SESSION: Friday, August 24, 2018, 3:00-3:30pm, CGS Auditorium

Current USF Student Change of Level

Complete iStart eForms, Register for courses, Pick up NEW I-20 showing Continued Attendance for USF Degree Program by August 31, 2108

Exchange Student

Complete iStart eForms , Register for courses, and meet with the Exchange Student Advisor during Orientation.

Not an F-1/ J-1 visa holder (ex. H4, E2, L2, TPS, H1-B, DACA..)

Complete iStart E-Forms and Register for courses

New Student Orientation Sessions Dates/Time for Fall 2018

Scanning/Uploading Documents
If students need assistance with scanning and uploading their documents, they can visit the Office of International Services during working hours, weekdays 8am – 5pm. For online assistance, go to the Document Imaging webpage.

 

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