To maintain your F-1 or J-1 status, you must complete three steps after arriving in the U.S.

  • Update your local address in MyAccess
  • Upload check-in documents to document portal account
  • Attend an Immigration and Compliance Session

Update your local address and phone number

  • Log in to MyAccess with your NetID and password.
  • Click the “Personal Information” tab.
  • Select “View/Access Addresses and Phone Numbers”
  • Select “Update Addresses and Phones”
  • Select “Local Off-Campus and click “insert”
  • Input your local address and phone number and save. The end date (until this date) field can be left blank.

Document Check-in

Please upload the following documents to your document portal account:

  • Copy of F-1 or J-1 visa and admission stamp
  • Copy of I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-94 record

Immigration and Compliance Session

LL.M. Summer Experience students will need to attend a session during the first week of Foundations.

All other students will need to attend a session during Orientation.  Please see your Orientation schedule for date, time, and location.

It is important that you attend the session, even if you have already been in F-1 or J-1 status at another university.  Georgetown has many Georgetown-specific policies, and we want to make sure that you understand our policies and your responsibilities before the year begins.