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2 E-Registration Technical Requirements  This presentation lasts approximately 25 minutes.  It is narrated. You will need speakers, and if you are in a public space, please use headphones.  Please wait until each slide’s narration is over before you click on any link. Once you close the link, the presentation will continue automatically. All links referenced throughout are provided at the end for your convenience.

3 E-Registration

4 Location and Contact Information Welcome to Duke Visa Services (DVS)  Visa Services website Visa Services website 2

5 DVS Advisors 3 NOTE: Graduate student advising is spread across the entire DVS advising staff. If you do not know who your DVS advisor is, please call the office. DVS Advisor DVS Advisor list

6 Documents Required for Registration  Passport  Visa Stamp (in Passport)  I-94 card (white card in passport)  I-20 (F-1 students)  DS-2019 (J-1 students) 4

7 Passport 5

8 Visa Stamp F-1 or J-1 6

9 I-94 7 REMINDER: Surrender the I-94 card when departing the U.S. (some exceptions may apply).

10 I-20 8

11 Page 3 of the I-20 9

12 DS

13 Grace periods  60 days for F-1 Students  30 days for J-1 Students 11

14 SEVIS E-Registration Form  SEVIS E-Registration Form SEVIS E-Registration Form After completion, print and bring to DVS. 12

15 Maintaining Visa Status  Stay enrolled full-time  No employment (on or off-campus) until after authorization confirmed by DVS  Must report in ACES any address change within 10 days of any move. (Local Residence/Residence Hall and International – non U.S.A.) Rights and Responsibilities of Students in F-1 and J-1 Status 13

16 Employment Opportunities  On-Campus Employment  Off-Campus Employment Curricular Practical Training (F-1 Students) Optional Practical Training (F-1 Students) Academic Training (J-1 Students) 14 Want to volunteer? Please read the following information and contact your DVS advisor first. Volunteers

17 Travel Travel Outside of the U.S.  Valid Passport  Valid U.S. Visa Stamp for Reentry  Valid I-20 or DS-2019 with updated travel signature  During program, always enter in correct status 15

18 Travel Travel inside the U.S.  Must have visa documents with you 16

19 Social Security Number and Driver’s License You must complete registration with DVS before applying for a Social Security Number or a NC Driver’s License. For Social Security Number:  F-1 students only eligible if approved for employment.  J-1 students eligible without employment. When eligible, students must present to Social Security Administration: 1.Verification letter (visa status/job) issued by DVS 2.Required supporting documents Trips to SSA occur every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Please arrive at International House by 9:45 a.m. For Social Security Number and Driver’s Licenses: WAIT 10 business days after entering the U.S. and registering with DVS before applying. 17

20 Personal Integrity  Always provide truthful responses to Consular, Immigration, DVS, and University representatives  Ensure visa documents have been signed by authorized DVS personnel  Understand your responsibilities outlined in your academic program’s Honor Code NOTE: Honor Code violations can result in forfeiture of your ability to apply for post-degree work authorization and/or cancellation of your F-1 program. 18

21 Dependents  F-2 dependents  Not eligible to enroll in classes/programs for credit  Not eligible for work authorization  J-2 dependents  Eligible to enroll in full-time classes/programs  Eligible to apply for J-2 work authorizationJ-2 work authorization 19

22 International House □ Visa Services website Visa Services website □ International House website International House website 20

23 Final Checklist Almost Done! You now must take the following to the DVS Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: 1. Your ORIGINAL visa documents 2. Your completed SEVIS E-Registration FormSEVIS E-Registration Form 3. Signed Acknowledgement FormAcknowledgement Form 4. J-1 students only, the completed J Health Insurance FormJ Health Insurance Form 5. If you are a non-Duke sponsored J-1 Student (i.e. Fullbright, IIE, AMIDEAST, etc.) you must schedule an appointment with your DVS advisor directly to complete your registration. Duke Visa Services Office (driving directions)driving directions Smith Warehouse, Bay 7 – 1 st Floor 114 S. Buchanan Boulevard The US Department of Homeland Security will not know of your arrival until after you have physically reported to DVS with the above documents. 21

24 Helpful Links  Visa Services website (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/index.html) Visa Services websitehttp://www.visaservices.duke.edu/index.html  DVS Advisors (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/DepartmentContacts.html) DVS Advisorshttp://www.visaservices.duke.edu/DepartmentContacts.html  Rights and Responsibilities of Students in F-1 and J-1 Status (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/RightsStudent.html) Rights and Responsibilities of Students in F-1 and J-1 Statushttp://www.visaservices.duke.edu/RightsStudent.html  Curricular Practical Training (F-1 Students) (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/F1_CPT.html) Curricular Practical Training (F-1 Students)http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/F1_CPT.html  Optional Practical Training (F-1 Students) (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/F1_OPT.html) Optional Practical Training (F-1 Students)http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/F1_OPT.html  Academic Training (J-1 Students) (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/AcademicTrainJ1Students.html) Academic Training (J-1 Students)http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/AcademicTrainJ1Students.html  Volunteer (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/volunteer.html) Volunteerhttp://www.visaservices.duke.edu/volunteer.html  Travel Outside of the U.S. (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/TravelAbroadReentry_Info.html) Travel Outside of the U.S.http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/TravelAbroadReentry_Info.html  J-2 Work Authorization (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/forms/J2_WorkAuthorizationForm.html) J-2 Work Authorizationhttp://www.visaservices.duke.edu/forms/J2_WorkAuthorizationForm.html  Travel inside the U.S. (http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/TravelWithinUS.html) Travel inside the U.S.http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/TravelWithinUS.html  International House website (http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse) International House websitehttp://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse 22


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