Department Check-In

Within three days of arrival, check-in with your sponsoring department. Begin completing paperwork with your department for Washington University in St. Louis payroll processing. Federal form I-9 verification and payroll paperwork must be completed within three days of your employment start date.

Learn more about the payroll process.

OISS Check-In and Orientation

Within 15 days of arrival, come to the OISS office, with your immigration documents, to check-in. If this is your first time in H-1 status, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor for orientation. This can often be accomplished at the same time by visiting OISS during the appropriate scholar advising hours.

Social Security Number

You must wait least 10 business days after arriving in the U.S. before applying for a Social Security Number at any Social Security Administration Office.