Required documents

  • Valid passport
  • Electronic copy of your Visa Stamp (PDF recommended)
  • Electronic copy of your I-94 (PDF recommended)
  • Valid address in the U.S.

Check-in process

1 Arrive in the U.S.

  • You must have physically arrived in the U.S. on an F-1 visa before you can complete the Online Immigration Clearance

2 Receive the Office of Global Services check-in email.

  • The Office of Global Services will email your Northeastern student email account ( with a link to the e-form at the beginning of the academic term

3 Follow the link to the e-form and complete all of the information requested of you.

  • The e-form can be completed on a desktop, laptop, or other mobile device

4 If you are having complications with your e-form, please contact the Office of Global Services.

NOTE: J-1 scholars do not need to complete the Office of Global Services check-in process and must only attend their mandatory clearance session.

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Visiting Appointment Financial Requirements

The Exchange Visitor Program requires J-1 Scholars and J-1 Visiting Students to demonstrate that they have sufficient funding to support themselves, and any dependents, for the duration of their program.


Welcome to Northeastern University and to the Office of Global Service! We thrive to provide you with all the resources that are available to you while you are at Northeastern and help you to be successful in your academic program!