International Student Document Check

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Required Document Check

All New, Transfer, EAP, and Returning (withdrawn for one semester or more) F-1/J-1 international students are required to complete a document check to confirm their arrival in the U.S. and activate their F-1/J-1 immigration records.

After your arrival in the U.S., do the following:

  1. Update your local U.S. address in Bearfacts (temporary or short-term addresses are accepted).
    Click here for instructional video.

  2. Upload an image of your I-94 Arrival Record (upload link available on July 20)

  3. F-1 STUDENTS ONLY: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has introduced an updated version of the Form I-20 effective June 26, 2015. ALL F-1 students students must eventually obtain this new version I-20. Incoming fall UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students must pick up their new I-20s at any of the times listed on the schedule below. Incoming fall TRANSFER students and continuing students will soon receive email from Berkeley International Office with instructions for obtaining their new version I-20.

I-20 pick up times below DO NOT APPLY to:
  • J-1 students
  • F-1 students who transferred their I-20 from another U.S. school.
  • F-1 students who were issued an I-20 after June 26, 2015.

AUGUST 2015 I-20 PICK UP

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

I-20 Pick Up is held in International House (map)

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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10am-12pm
I-20 Pick Up

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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10am-12pm
I-20 Pick Up

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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10am-12pm
I-20 Pick Up

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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FRESHMEN International Student Orientation,
8am-5pm

Parents of International Students' Orientation
TBA

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TRANSFER International Student Orientation,
9am-5:30pm

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Graduate International Student Orientation,
7:45am-12pm

International Resource Fair, 3-5pm

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

International Student
Orientation Workshops
(all day)

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EAP RECIPROCITY International Student
Orientation, 8am-6pm

1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

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10am-12pm and 1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

International Student
Orientation Workshops

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10am-12pm and 1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

International Student
Orientation Workshops

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10am-12pm
I-20 Pick Up

Classes Begin!

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10am-12pm
I-20 Pick Up

International Student
Orientation Workshops

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1-3pm
I-20 Pick Up

International Student
Orientation Workshops