International Student Services

CURRENT STUDENTS

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EACH F-1 and J-1 visa status student holders are required to complete and submit the semester Check-In form.  This is a critical step to help students stay current in the university policy, as well as compliant with the federal regulations.  The information is used to update F1/J1 SEVIS records, and/or LewerMark insurance policy.  Students are expected to complete and submit the online form within 5 days at the beginning of the semester.  Estimated time to complete is 5 minutes.

Aside from student information, it collect up-to-date emergency contact.  Students are required to use official Missouri Western email address to complete the form!  Click HERE for the required immigration CHECK-IN Form

During EACH move of physical location, housing, or accommodation while studying at the University, students are required to report address change within 5-7 work days.  Go to student GoldLink account, and update the mailing address.  The Office of International Student Services receives the notification, and is required to report the address in SEVIS, where appropriate.

When you plan to visit or travel to home country during the next university winter break or summer vacation, be sure to check the “Before You Travel Checklist” and make an appointment with ISS at least one week before you are scheduled to leave to get your I-20 signed for travel.  As always, ISS is available to guide you with any questions or concern you may have.  Please come and visit Blum Union Suite 210!

If students on F1 or J1 visa travels outside of the United States during the break, please print out the most recent I-94 card (click HERE). Keep a copy for your records, and bring one copy of the I-94 to ISS Office in Blum Union Room 210. Deadline is the first Friday during the 1st week of classes.

The University requires any students, staff or faculty who spent time for a total of six weeks or longer outside of the United States during school break are expected to complete the TB assessment form HERE. Print, and submit completed form to Esry Health Center in Blum Room 203.

If you are on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you can find answers to your immigration questions regarding working on campus or working off campus through Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). You may fill out a form to request a letter from ISS that you will need to apply for a Social Security card or a driver’s license.

The University strongly enforces SMOKE and ALCOHOL free policy.  Therefore, students, staff and faculty are prohibited from smoking (cigarette, cigar, etc.) or drinking alcohol on university property, including on-campus residence halls.  Be responsible of yours and others’ safety and wellbeing.