J-1 Check-in Procedure

All J-1 Scholars must report their arrival to their sponsoring academic department. The Department is responsible for collecting the arrival documents from the J-1 Scholar and submitting them to UB Immigration Services (UBIS). UBIS will then validate the J-1 Scholar's SEVIS record. J-1 Scholars and Department contacts will receive an e-mail from UBIS confirming that the record has been validated. All J-1 Scholars must have a validated SEVIS record in order to have legal status.