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International Student Check-in

An institution approved to issue I-20 or DS-2019 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Department of State is required to maintain specific documents and information on all F-1 and J-1 students and their dependents. To comply with the record keeping requirement, Illinois Tech International Center requires all incoming new F-1 and J-1 students to visit our office to "check-in" within two business days of their arrival to Chicago. A registration hold has been placed on your student account and will remain in effect until you check-in with the International Center. This hold will prevent you from enrolling in classes or obtaining a student ID card. This check-in is separate from the new student orientation check-in.

New International Student Check-in:
Check-in will be held weekdays January 5-9 from 10 AM until 4 PM in the MTCC Ballroom and January 12-16 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the MTCC Welcome center.

Required documents for new student check-in
1) Student Information Form- provided at Check-in
2) Passport information page
3) VISA stamp
4) I-20 or DS-2019*
    *If you transferred from another US institution we will also need to copy your previous school’s I-20/ DS-2019 form.
5) EAD Card (If Applicable)

International Center
3201 South State Street
MTCC- Rm 202
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Phone: 312-567-3680.

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