International Student Check-in

students at orientation.

To meet reporting requirements & register for classes, complete your International Student Check-in early.

All F-1 and J-1 students starting a new program at UB, transferring to UB from another U.S. university or entering the U.S. with an initial I-20/DS-2019 are required to complete the International Student Check-in. There are several steps to complete as part of check-in process so please start and complete all check-in requirements as soon as possible.

Completing International Student Check-in

How to Access International Student Check-in

  1. Click on the “Start your (Semester) International Student Check-in” button below. 
  2. Click the "LOG IN" button on UB Global's main page.
  3. Enter your UBIT username and password and then click on the “Log In” button.
  4. Click on “ISS Check-in” in the menu on the left and then the "International Student Check-in" tab associated with the semester you will start at UB.
Have you activated your UBIT Account?

Reminder: You cannot access your International Student Check-in until you have activated you UBIT account. 

If you're having trouble activating your account please visit for assistance.

Completing International Student Check-in

You can work through the check-in process at your own pace as you receive the necessary documents.

You will need:

  • copies of your F-1/ J-1 immigration documents
  • a copy of your ODF email (undergraduates only)
E-form Processing Times

ISS prioritizes e-form requests based on timing of submission and order of processing priority for the office. Find a list of e-form processing times for all ISS e-forms.

After Starting Check-in

Complete your Pre-arrival Tasks

In support of a successful transition to life at UB, new students should complete the list of Pre-arrival Tasks before arriving in the U.S. 

Prepare for International Orientation and Welcome Series

International Orientation and Welcome Series features programs and events with helpful information and tools for new students. Be sure to check out the Pre-arrival Live Events, the International Orientation schedule, and additional opportunities during the Welcome Series.