Document Check-In Registration Form for new students

Document Check-in (MANDATORY)

After arriving in the United States you must visit the IS office for a Document Check-in session.  Attendance for Document Check-in is mandatory (including students transferring from another U.S. institution). Transfer students already in the U.S. are also required to attend a session to confirm their attendance to Montclair State University and to start the process of completing the transfer of their SEVIS record. For your Document Check-in bring the following with you:

·       Passport

·       I-94 card (white card stapled in the passport)

·       I-20 or DS-2019

·       Passports, I-94 cards, and I-20s or DS-2019s of any accompanying dependents

·       Letter from your sponsor if you are a sponsored student on F-1 status

·       Copies of all previous I-20s if you are a transfer student


During check-in copies will be made of the above documents and a student file will be created at IS. Information will also be provided on how to log in to your student account (WESS), create a Montclair email account, and register for the mandatory International Student Orientation. IS staff members will be there to answer any other questions you may have.


Tuesday, January 8                 11:00 a.m. College Hall 310

Monday, January 14                10:00 a.m. College Hall 310

             Thursday, January 17              1:00 p.m. College Hall 310


Each session will last approximately one and a half hour. Please arrive before the start of the session, as latecomers will not be allowed in after the session starts. Students that arrive before  January 14 or transfer students that are already in the U.S. can come to one of the earlier Document Check-in sessions listed above. Space is limited so register for a session at