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SEVIS Registration

All international students are required to complete the SEVIS registration procedure within the first 10 days of each semester.
This is to ensure that the required documents are placed on file at the Office of International Student Services (OISS) and for OISS to comply with the Federal immigration regulations to report necessary information about your status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).  

Step-by-Step Instructions
  1. Read page two of your I-20 as well as the OISS information sheet titled “Maintaining Valid F-1 Status.”

  2. Complete the SEVIS Registration Form.

  3. Bring the following documents in person to an international student adviser in the OISS:
    • Completed SEVIS Registration Form
    • Your I-20
    • Your I-94*
    • Your F-1 visa (Not applicable for Canadian citizens.)
    • Your passport
    • ‘Gate Card
*If you entered the U.S. through an airport, you will not have a paper I-94 stapled in your passport.  Instead, you need to visit https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/, enter your information, and print a copy of your electronic I-94.  If you entered through a land crossing, you should have a paper I-94 stapled in your passport. 

NOTE: Failure to comply with the SEVIS registration requirement will result in termination of your SEVIS record.

Questions? Contact the OISS staff at oiss@colgate.edu or 315-228-6016.