A Division of the International Studies Office

Mandatory Check In and Orientation

Mandatory Check In and Orientation

Every Exchange Visitor to the University is required to check in with the ISO within 30 days of the start date listed on their DS-2019.  US government regulations require that we report the arrival of the J-1 Exchange Visitor in SEVIS within the first 30 days after the program start date on the DS-2019 document begins.

Check-in and orientation is held every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am via Zoom. Exchange visitors must complete and submit the Arrival Documentation on their ISSP connect portal.  The documents required to upload are the following:

  • DS-2019 form
  • passport with visa
  • I-94 arrival record printout from the CBP website (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html)
  • Evidence of appropriate health insurance coverage (if applicable, choose Submit Insurance Documentation and complete and submit that online)


During this meeting we review their legal documents and go over the regulations and requirements they must follow in order to maintain legal status in the US.  We also answer any questions they have regarding settling in to Charlottesville and the UVA community and introduce them to other programs and services offered by our office.