Immigration Check-In

Mandatory Check-In for F-1 International Students

Students with a brand new CSULB form I-20 must complete the Online Immigration Check-In for their to release their Check-In Hold and meet F-1 reporting requirements with the Department of Homeland Security. Failure to complete the check-in may result in being disenrolled from classes.

Online Check-In Procedures

Go to your MyCSULB Account and enter your current:

  • U.S. Mailing Address
  • Telephone number
  • Home email (your campus email will be the student account)

This information must be updated and accurate to have your visa registered with the government immigration system.

Learn more: Using MyCSULB Personal Information.

Save clear images of these immigration documents as a JPG or PDF file on your device:

  • F-1 Visa page
  • Most recent entry stamp or I-94 recent electronic record (saved as a PDF or JPEG file) 
  • Copy of CSULB form I-20 pages 1 and 2 with your signature

Deadline for Spring 2024: February 2, 2024

The online Check-in Self-Assessment will prompt you to watch videos, answer review questions, and upload immigration documents at the end of the completed assessment:


  • Unacceptable documentation: small, blurry, incomplete, or incorrect U.S. contact information
  • Unsigned form I-20 (page 1)

You will be notified to re-submit documents if necessary. If you do not complete this check-in process, you may be disenrolled from courses.

The clearance of check-in holds will take up to 3 business days.