International Center Electronic Visa Check-In: iNavigateUCI

Welcome to UCI! As a new F-1/J-1 international student, you must complete the International Center Visa Check-in Process - iNavigateUCI. iNavigateUCI is the International Center’s electronic visa check-in process. This process is required for all new international students and used to report your arrival to the Department of Homeland Security and to "activate" your SEVIS record.

iNavigateUCI must be completed within 3 days after your arrival to the U.S.


The iNavigateUCI process is completely paperless.  After completing iNavigateUCI, you do NOT need to submit any documents for check-in to the International Center, unless you have received a request from our office.

iNavigateUCI has 4 modules that must be completed in order (1 - 4), the 3rd and 4th modules should be done after you arrive in the U.S.

  1. Module 1 - F-1/J-1 Visa Overview and Requirements
  2. Module 2 - International Center Programs & Activities
    * Each module includes a presentation and a quiz, you will watch each presentation and must pass the quiz with the score of 80% or greater.
  3. Module 3 - Visa Check-in form
    * You must provide your local address (U.S. address) and your emergency contact information.
    * Your local address MUST be a valid U. S. residence address, do not use an UCI Office/Department address.
  4. Module 4 - I-94 Document Upload
    * Please follow the instructions provided in this module and upload your most recent I-94 document.

You will receive a confirmation email in your UCI Gmail account after completing all 4 modules in iNavigateUCI. Please keep this email for your records and for future reference.

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