Post-Arrival Checklist

Post-Arrival Checklist

Please refer to the New Student Checklist to fulfill the requirements of HPU students in addition to the immigration requirements listed below



All new HPU F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars (including transfer or returning students) are required to complete an immigration document check-in to confirm their arrival in the U.S. and activate their F-1/J-1 SEVIS immigration records. You must visit the OISS office in person to complete this requirement.

Please bring originals of the following documents in order to complete your check-in:
  • Passport
  • Form I-20 for F-1 visa students or Form DS-2019 for J-1 visa students (issued by HPU)
  • Visa
  • Local address including room or unit number (even if it is a hotel, this can be changed later)

Health Insurance

All international students/and their accompanying dependents at HPU are required to have health insurance coverage that meets HPU standards. You are required to complete a waiver form to remove the Medical Insurance Verification penalty fee from your account. In order for a waiver to be granted, your health insurance coverage must be proven to meet University standards. Health insurance is not an option – it is a requirement. Further details can be found under Student Health Care.

Vaccinations & Medical Screenings

Per the State of Hawaiʻi regulations, students studying in Hawaiʻi are required to demonstrate certain medical clearances in order to be enrolled in coursework. Please review the types of immunization records you must submit on the Registrar's website: State of Hawai'i Health Clearance Requirements

You must update your student record with any changes to your contact information within 10 days.

Update your Physical (SEVIS Domestic U.S.) Address

If you have moved to a new address in Hawaiʻi, you must update your SEVIS Domestic U.S. address on your MyHPU portal. Changing the SEVIS Domestic U.S. address will ensure that these changes transfer to your SEVIS record. Your permanent address must remain as an address outside the United States. Do not change your permanent address to a U.S. or Hawaiʻi location. You cannot use a P.O. box for your SEVIS Domestic U.S. address.

Make changes to your SEVIS Domestic U.S. address through the General Person Info > Personal Information tab located on your MyHPU portal.

F-1 and J-1 students are eligible to apply for on-campus jobs through the Career Development Center: Handshake - Job Search for HPU Students. International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are not eligible for off-campus positions, jobs offered by a third-party vendor, or those tagged as Federal Work Study without prior authorization from OISS.