Thomas Jefferson University

Check-in Procedures

For ALL International Visitors

International visitors on the following visas: J-1, H-1B, F-1, B-1/B-2, TN, VW, VWT, WB, must check-in with OIA before starting their program at Thomas Jefferson. 

Check-ins usually require time for the paperwork process and orientation to go smoothly.  In order to diminish the waiting period and office traffic, please be sure to schedule a check-in with our office for the international visitor in advance.

The visitor must bring the following items to the check-in:  passport, I-94, any immigration documents, immunization records and health insurance information.

Health Insurance & Immunization Form

In addition to immigration documents, the following documents are required for clearance to begin any research or observation at Jefferson:

  1. Proof of health insurance - International Visitors in any immigration status will not be permitted to participate in their program unless they are covered by health insurance.  For information on health insurance, please visit the Health Insurance for Visitors page.

  2. Immunization records - Occupational Health Network requires completed immunization forms for clearance to begin observation or research programs. The form can be acquired online at the at the University Health Services site.