International Student Document Check

Required Online Document Check

All New, Transfer, EAP, and Returning (withdrawn for one semester or more) F-1/J-1 international students are required to complete document check online to confirm their arrival in the U.S. and activate their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

After your arrival in the U.S., please 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. After your arrival in the U.S., upload an image of your I-94 Arrival Record online.
    Find your I-94 information here.

New I-20 Pick Up for 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 must eventually obtain this new version I-20. Incoming fall UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students who were issued an I-20 from UC Berkeley before June 26, 2015 must pick up your NEW version I-20 at Berkeley International Office during open hours from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm, Monday through Friday (Please note that student advising is NOT available on Wednesdays).