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New Student SEVIS Record Activation

All new students have an "initial" status SEVIS record. Initial SEVIS records must be changed to "active" status within 30 days from the program start date. 

Students are responsible for submitting this form to request their SEVIS records to be activated.

Students must have the following actions completed before submitting this form:

  • Pay I-901 fee at www.fmjfee.com and keep a copy of the receipt
  • Approved for F-1 student visa or change of status to F-1
  • Download I-94 at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov or have a copy of F-1 Approval Notice (Form I-797)
  • Log in to MyUW (www.my.uw.edu) and...
    • Enter a local address. The local address must be a U.S. address
    • Enter a U.S. phone number or confirm that they do not a U.S. phone number
    • Enter a permanent address. The permanent address must be a foreign, non-U.S. address
  • Register full time for the first quarter as an F-1 student at UWT 
    • Full time = 10 credits or more for Master's level and 12 credits or more for bachelor's level
Have you paid the I-901 fee?
I will NOT submit this form until I take this action.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, pdf.
If you have an approval notice, upload the same file as above.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, pdf.
Have you entered a U.S. address for the Local Address section in MyUW?
I will NOT submit this form until I complete this action.
Have you entered a U.S. phone number in MyUW?
I confirm that I do NOT have a U.S. phone number.
Have you entered a permanent address OUTSIDE of the U.S. in MyUW?
I will NOT submit this form until I complete this action.
Are you registered full time during your first quarter at UW Tacoma?
I will NOT submit this form until I register full time.