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J-1 Arrival Orientation

As a J-1 Exchange Visitor you must complete the following as required by immigration regulations. Upon receiving your check-in documents ISSS will verify these documents and provide copies to TIEC. TIEC will validate your immigration record in SEVIS. Failure to submit the required check-in documents will result in automatic cancellation of your immigration record.

  1. Submit immigration check-in documents
  2. Review the online J-1 Orientation Presentation below
  3. Review the J-1 Exchange Visitor Orientation Guide

If you would like further information about Texas State University or have questions about J-1 regulations, schedule an appointment with ISSS by calling 512-245-7966.


Exchange Visitor Arrival Orientation

Federal law requires J-1 exchange visitors complete an arrival orientation upon entering the US. Exchange visitors and dependents at Texas State University are strongly encouraged to review the arrival orientation resources below, which focus on adjusting to the San Marcos and surrounding area community:


Cross Cultural Activities

Federal law requires that cross cultural activities be provided for J-1 exchange visitors and accompanying dependents. ISSS invites all exchange visitors and their dependents to stay connected and attend ISSS events.