Reporting to International Student & Scholar Services

F-1 and J-1 visa regulations require you to report to campus after you arrive at Western. To meet this requirement, you must submit photocopies of your immigration documents to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Photocopies must be submitted by the start of your first quarter.

Please make the photocopies in advance. These are the documents you must photocopy:

F-1 students:

  • I-20

Make the photocopy after you arrive in the US so that the I-20 shows the immigration officer's stamp if there is one. (If you are changing schools within the US and transferring your SEVIS record to WWU, you must wait until you receive your WWU I-20 to submit your document photocopies.)

  • I-94 card (front and back)**

The I-94 card is your Arrival/Departure Record. You will have received the card on the airplane prior to arrival in the U.S. Upon entering the U.S., immigration will stamp the card and retain the "arrival" half; you will retain the "departure" half. Keep the card stapled into your passport at all times.

  • F-1 visa
  • Passport ID page
  • Passport expiration date page (if different from ID page)

J-1 students:

  • DS-2019

Make the photocopy after you arrive in the U.S. so that the DS-2019 shows the immigration officer's stamp.

  • I-94 card (front and back)**

The I-94 card is your Arrival/Departure Record. You will have received the card on the airplane prior to arrival in the U.S. Upon entering the U.S., immigration will stamp the card and retain the "arrival" half; you will retain the "departure" half. Keep the card stapled into your passport at all times.

  • J-1 visa
  • Passport ID page
  • Passport expiration date page (if different from ID page)

 

** A Note on I-94 Cards

In summer of 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) transitioned to electronic arrival/departure records for air and sea ports of entry. For most travelers arriving by air or sea, a paper I-94 card will not be issued. Instead, the CBP official will issue an admission stamp in the passport. Travelers at land borders will continue to receive paper I-94 cards. If you did not receive a paper I-94 card, please make a photocopy of the entry stamp.

Page Updated 11.22.2017