Immigration regulations require that all universities and schools enrolling international students (non U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents) provide updated information to the federal government at the start of each semester.
To comply with these federally mandated requirements, the ISSO requires that all international students complete ISSO Check-In at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Failure to check in could result in delays with class registration, possible loss of your legal visa status in the U.S. and possible withdrawal from the university. The check-in will be made available 14 days prior to the start date of each term.
The check-in link will be available in Sage on January 1, 2019 for the Spring 2019 term.
How Do I Complete ISSO Check-In?
Log In To Sage with your Brandeis log-in information and password. Under "Personal Information" in the Student Center, click on the link for "ISSO Check-In."
You will need to access your I-94 and upload it to the online check-in form in Sage.
Save your Electronic Form I-94 as a PDF file before uploading. If you have a Paper Form I-94, upload a scan of the front and back of the card.
If you are a new initial student, there will be additional documents that you need to upload, such as a PDF scan of your visa stamp and other documents.
When completing the form, you will be asked to verify your SEVIS Local Address, SEVIS International Address, U.S. phone number, international phone number and personal email.
If anything is incorrect or blank, click on the appropriate link and make the change(s). After submitting the change(s), return to the ISSO Check-In Tab and check the verification box (if you first press "refresh", your new address/phone number/email will appear).
If/when your contact information is entered correctly, please check the verification boxes.
Read each compliance statement carefully and check off each one, acknowledging that you will abide by the regulations that are required of you on your student visa status.
When you are finished, press SUBMIT! If you are not done yet, press "Save."
After submitting, verify that you receive a successful confirmation message. If you do not receive a confirmation right away, that means your form was not successfully submitted.
After successfully submitting your Check-In form, you will receive an email when the ISSO Registration Hold placed on your Sage account is removed, if your ISSO Check-In is complete. If it is not complete, you will receive an email. If your check-in is complete, your hold will be removed by the end of the next business day
Providing false or inaccurate information, including submitting the check-in form while outside of the U.S. or submitting outdated visa document scans, may result in a referral to the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards to face disciplinary sanctions and a possible loss of your legal visa status.
Note: If your original visa documents are lost or stolen, you must contact the ISSO immediately to request assistance with replacing your documents.