Required for All New Students

All new international students are required to complete 4 forms. These must be submitted before the first week of classes. Please see details below. 


#1 | Personal Information


In order to maintain your immigration records, GVSU must collect your personal information. We do so by using this form: 

Tips for completing this form:

  • If you are living on campus, you can look up your address here.
  • If you do not yet have an address or do not know it, please use the Padnos International Center address:
    Address: 1 Campus Drive
    City: Allendale
    Post Code: 49401
  • Until you have an American home or cell/mobile number, please use the office number for both: (616)331-3898
  • Port of Entry is the first city through which you enter the US.
    For example, if you are flying Beirut to Paris, Paris to Chicago, Chicago to Grand Rapids, Chicago (CHI) would be your Port of Entry because it is the first city you came to when entering the US.

#2 | Immigration Regulations


Please take a few moments to complete ONE of the following mandatory forms.


F-1 Regulations Form

For students with an I-20


J-1 Regulations Form

For students with a DS-2019

# 3 | GDPR


In order to be compliant with GVSU's policy, all new students must complete this form for European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

#4 | Health Insurance Reporting


J-1 visa holders are required to have health insurance. F-1 students are strongly encouraged to purchase a health insurance policy. Health care in the USA is extremely expensive. 

GVSU collects this information to help support our students' health care needs.