For F-1 & J-1 students transferring to Syracuse University.
To receive your transfer I-20 or DS-2019:
Pre-Arrival Information:It is very important that you read the pre-arrival documents listed below. They are available on our website at http://international.syr.edu/todo_list.htm
(i) Preparing for Your Arrival, (ii) Health Form (iii) Essential Medical Information, (iv) Health Insurance, (v) Immunization, (vi) Housing, and (vii) Things To Do Upon Your Arrival.Please take the time to review this Pre-Arrival information
Upon arrival to Syracuse University you must do the following:
Travel and visa information:
Please note that due to increased scrutiny, your name on the documents I-20 or DS-2019 and I-94 should reflect the way your name is presented on your passport. If the name on your I-20 or DS-2019 is not accurate, please let us know immediately. There is an exception to this guidance for students who only have a first name and do not have a last name. For these students, we will put your first name in the last/family name field of the I-20/DS-2019 instead of the first/given name field as is required by immigration.
All students arriving in the US will be digitally photographed and have their fingerprints taken by the immigration officer at the port of entry.
First Day in Syracuse:
It is expected that you will report to the Slutzker Center (SCIS) during our business hours of Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm (8:00am - 4:30pm during the summer) on your first week day in Syracuse to attend to necessary matters and begin your mandatory orientation program.
Please remember that you will need to arrive early to check in with the Slutzker Center (SCIS), find housing, and attend the International Student Orientation.
F1 students only: If you have checked in with SCIS, entered your current address into MySlice and are registered as a full-time student, SCIS will register your record in SEVIS. Approximately 2 to 4 weeks after classes begin. At that time we will issue "Continued Attendance" I-20's. You will be notified by e-mail about when you can pick up the updated I-20 from SCIS. You must pick up the Continued Attendance I-20, as it will be the most current I-20 and will be the one you use for travel, filling out I-9's, obtaining a drivers license, and applying for a social security number among other things.
If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Slutzker Center. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during the academic year (8:00am to 4:30pm during the summer). We wish you a safe journey to Syracuse University and we look forward to meeting you.