Check-In / VALIDATION
Use when arriving in the United States
As a J-1 program participant, in order to work and travel legally in the United States, you must validate your program by Checking-in with CSB within 10 (ten) business days from arrival in the United States. This is an important step to ensure that your current U.S. address is accurately reflected in the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Failure to Check-in on time will lead to a program termination.
To be in a good standing, CSB recommends that you check-in the next day after arrival. Once you Check-in, the SEVIS system will show that your visa is current and that you are lawfully present in the United States and authorized to work.
Please submit only accurate information. If you are not sure of the addresses, please ask and confirm the information before submitting it. Never provide information without being certain that you are in fact providing accurate and/or updated information.
Submitting inaccurate information may cause delays in updating the information in SEVIS and further, delays in the process of applying and obtaining the Social Security Number.
Intentionally submitting false information will lead to program termination and you will be asked to return home immediately. Such action may create legal difficulties that will affect future travel, study or work in the United States intentions at any time in the future.