New employees and scholars must check in with the OISS and provide copies of their immigration documents upon arriving at Washington University in St. Louis.

Current employees and scholars are welcome to meet with us whenever our advice or services are needed.

Scholar Check-In

After arriving at WashU, new employees and scholars must check-in with the Office for International Students and Scholars and provide immigration documentation for themselves and any dependents that arrived with them.

New J-1 exchange visitors must also attend orientation. Registration for J-1 Orientation is required at

Immigration documents required at check in include, but are not limited to:

  • Passport
  • U.S. Entry Visa
  • Entry stamp in passport
  • I-94 Admission Record (available at
  • Status Document (i.e., H-1B Approval, DS-2019, EAD, etc)
  • Same documents for dependents

Danforth Campus

Alumni House, West Wing
6510 Wallace Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105

J-1 Scholar Orientation & Check-In

Wednesdays, beginning at 10:00 am
Registration required at

Scholar Advising & I-797 Pick Up for H-1Bs

Appointment required at

Check-In for Students & All Other Scholars

Check-in and SEVIS Registration and Validation for students is completed online. Please visit for more information.

Check-in and SEVIS Validation for Scholars is also completed via email. Please visit Scholar Check-In section above for more information.

Payroll Related Updates/Documents

Appointment required at

Student Walk-In Advising

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (9AM- 12PM; 1PM-5PM)

Medical Campus

Mid Campus Center (MCC)
4590 Children’s Place, Suite 2043
St. Louis, MO 63110


Registration required at

Scholar Advising & H-1 Check-In

Appointments required at

Payroll & Other New Employee Check-In

Appointments required at