SEVIS Activation Guide
What is SEVIS Activation?
SEVIS Activation (previously called ISSS Check-In) with the ISSS Office is a mandatory process done right before classes start after you have arrived to the U.S./to Stevens and must be completed before starting your program at Stevens. The process is required by the Department of Homeland Security, and ensures that all students who are beginning their F-1 or J-1 program at Stevens have arrived and are ready to begin.
Completing the Mandatory SEVIS Activation Form is essential for compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations and University policies. Failure to timely check in and produce your documents to the ISSS Office may result in the loss of your lawful F-1 status.
How to complete SEVIS Activation:
SEVIS Activation is conducted virtually, through an ISSS Student Portal that Fall 2023 students can access via their MyStevens login on August 2 and should be completed only after the student's arrival to Stevens. Students who are in the United States and are ready to begin their academic program at Stevens should log into the ISSS Student Portal using their MyStevens credentials to submit the form.
Questions & Contact Information
Below are a list of offices that can answer many of the questions you might have about beginning your program at Stevens.
Questions regarding the SEVIS Activation Form: Contact ISSS
Trouble logging into the ISSS Student Portal using MyStevens or with Okta Verify: Contact Stevens IT Services
Questions regarding enrollment, courses, and class schedules: Contact your Academic Department
Questions regarding Graduate or PhD Orientation: Contact Graduate Student Life
Questions regarding Undergraduate Orientation: Contact Undergraduate Student Life
Questions about Tuition or Tuition Aid: Contact Student Accounts
Questions about Vaccines or Health Insurance: Contact Student Health Services
SEVIS Activation Links
ISSS recommends having the SEVIS Activation Webpage Guide open while completing your SEVIS Activation Requirements.
Access your Electronic I-94
Follow this link to search for your electronic I-94 record. The I-94 record is required to submit your SEVIS Activation Form.
Access the ISSS Student Portal
The SEVIS Activation Form will be found within the ISSS Student Portal, available to Fall 2023 students on August 2.