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Post-Arrival Checklist

Upon arrival in the United States, participants are required to settle matters and complete the check-in and SEVIS validation processes within the specified time period.

Part 1 Check-in and SEVIS validation
Part 2 After arrival
Part 3 Starting work
Part 4 During the program

The check-in process is time sensitive and mandatory for all incoming J visa holders and any dependents. If this process is not completed in time, the participant’s SEVIS record will be automatically turned to “no show,” which will cancel the program and adversely affect the participant’s immigration record/entitlements.
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