Arriving in the U.S.A.

You may arrive up to a maximum of 30 days before the begin date on the DS-2019.

If you cannot arrive by the begin date, notify International Student and Scholar Services of your new entry date. They will adjust the information on the SEVIS system to facilitate your entry into the U.S.

Telephone: 940-565-2195

After arrival, you must check in with your department and the International Student and Scholar Services office (Marquis Hall 110). Please notify the J-1 Advisor of your arrival via email and register for your required orientation session by emailing The International Student and Scholar Services office must validate your arrival on SEVIS inside of 30 dates from your entry. If this is not done in time, SEVIS will change your immigration status to a "No Show" in the system.

What an exchange visitor (J-1) scholar can expect when arriving at a U.S. port of entry.