New Student Arrival Reporting

In order to complete the SEVIS registration/activation process for F-1 and J-1 students, we require that all new F-1 and J-1 students who have entered the U.S. submit copies of their immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa, and I-94) to our offices.  This is done through the "New Student Arrival Reporting EForm." Please complete this EForm by the end of the first week of classes.  It is required.

Please have digital copies of the required forms (I-20/DS-2019 signed by the student; passport, visa, and I-94) ready to upload as part of the EForm.  To retrieve your I-94 after you enter the US, please visit, click on "Get My Most Recent I-94," enter your personal details exactly as they appear on your passport, and click Next.  The next page to appear should be your I-94 with your name, class of admission, and admit until date along with other details of your arrival.  Take a screenshot to upload.  If you encounter difficulties retrieving your I-94 contact ISSS.

How to Update SEVIS USA address, SEVIS Foreign address, email and phone number in MyUAlbany:

How to Submit an EForm


New Student Arrival Reporting EForm

  1. Click here to navigate to the AccessISSS online system. Login with your UAlbany NetID (ex: AA123456) and password.
  2. Select the "New Student Arrival Reporting EForm" from the EForm menu.
  3. This EForm will ask you to upload supporting documents. If you need assistance, please review the File Upload Instructions webpage.
  4. All updates related to your EForm will be communicated over email. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for processing.