Reporting Your Arrival (F and J Students)

Welcome to Columbia University! We're happy you arrived.

If you're an F or J student, you need to report your arrival to us by submitting the online SEVIS Report form within a week of your arrival. It is very important! This action will activate your SEVIS record. 

You do not need to report your arrival in person.

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Are you a J-1 Scholar (Professor or Researcher)?

Learn how to report your arrival.

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Before You Apply

You need to submit this form if you are:

Complete the following steps within your first week after arriving at Columbia for the first time with this Columbia I-20/DS-2019.

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How to Report

Steps to report Your First Arrival (F and J)
Step 1.

Gather your documents and information

Step 2.

Login to Compass with your UNI and password to report your arrival

Please click the appropriate link below:

Not sure of your campus? Check our campus school list.
Need help using Compass? Learn more on our Compass User Guide.