All international students holding an F-1 visa must check in at the start of each new program of study. This is a U.S. government regulation for students to maintain their F-1 visa status. At Northeastern University, the Office of Global Services (OGS) facilitates an online check-in process. Students studying with J visas do not participate in this registration. Check-in Process:
- The Office of Global Services will email your Northeastern student email account (email@example.com) with a link to the International Student Check-In e-form at the beginning of the academic term.
- You complete International Student Check-In after you arrive in the United States.
- International Student Check-In can be completed on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You must have your passport and make note of your local address in the Boston area.