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IMMIGRATION

Now that you have been admitted to the UA, please follow the steps below to upload required documents to UA International, ISS’s online system for submitting electronic forms (e-forms) for immigration requests.

  1. Create UA NetID - netid.arizona.edu

    • Your NetID is the personal identifier that you will use for your email address and logging into secure university websites. It will go before "@email.arizona.edu" to become your UA email address.
    • After you create your NetID, you must wait 48 hours before logging into UA
      International.
  2. Request Your I-20 or DS-2019

    • To get your I-20/DS-2019 you need to submit the following items to UA International for review:
      - Passport biographical page(s)
      - Funding documents (bank statements from checking or savings accounts, loan approval documents, etc.) - review the Cost of Attendance to determine how much funding you need to show.
      - Declaration of Support (for students submitting funding from family/friends)
      - Register for and pay your EShipGlobal fee
  3. After you receive our I-20, apply for a Student Visa

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PRE-ARRIVAL

After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019, there are a number of steps you must complete as an international student. Finish your International Student Checklist by following each stage of this process.

  1. Become familiar with the Next Steps center

    • You will complete housing forms, take placements tests, register for orientation, and much more in the Next Steps center.
  2. Complete the Required Placement Tests

    • Take the Math and Writing Placement Tests in the Next Steps Center. If you do not take the placement tests by the deadline, you will not be able to find out your scores at orientation, and may not be able to enroll in writing or math courses during your first semester at the UA. Learn about the Writing and Math Placement Tests.
  3. Apply for Housing

    • The UA has two offices dedicated to helping students find housing.
    • Review the housing resources below to learn about and apply for housing
      - Residence Life (on-campus housing)
      - Off-Campus Housing
  4. Upload Your Immunization Records

    • All University of Arizona students are required to have proof of two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. Medical records should be in English (translations are accepted) with legible dates that the MMRs were administered.
    • Upload your medical records online in PatientLink on the Campus Health website.
    • If you do not submit your immunization records, there will be a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for classes during orientation.
  5. Make Travel Arrangements

    • You can enter the United States up to 30 days prior to the start date on your I-20/DS-2019. Review travel tips on documentation to have with you, airport transportation, insurance, etc. in the Travel to Tucson section.
    • An important note on Late Arrivals
      - If you are arriving after the regular check-in dates, you must complete additional steps to ensure you are ready for the upcoming term. Review the requested late arrival steps under “Late Arrivals” here.
      - If you cannot arrive by the last check-in date, please cancel your admission and email International Admissions to apply for a future term.
  6. Register and Attend International Student Orientation

    • Fall 2017
      - International Student Orientation is a mandatory 3-day program for all new international students attending the UA.
      - Each day is mandatory, and you will not be permitted to register for classes if you do not attend.
      - To prepare and register for Orientation, review the “Fall Orientation” section here and complete the next steps.
  7. Complete Pre—Arrival Tutorials

    • New international undergraduate students are required to complete three tutorials and submit a form confirming completion.
    • Complete the tutorials