On campus, fall is a time of arrivals, from incoming freshmen to new faculty and staff. Most of them will make the Atlas Service Center in E17 one of their first stops, to get an MIT ID and complete an I-9 form (Employment Eligibility Verification). You can expedite their visit by guiding them through some prerequisite steps before they head over to E17.
Upload a photo
Make sure they have uploaded a photo at mycard.mit.edu before coming to E17. If their photo has already been received and reviewed, they can just show a valid ID - a passport, U.S. driver's license, or U.S. government-issued picture ID - and an Atlas Center staff member will print their MIT ID card.
First steps for international students
International students will not be able to apply for an MIT ID card until they have completed the Online Check-In forms and the forms have been reviewed by MIT's International Students Office (ISO). Students will also need to schedule and attend an orientation session with the ISO prior to enrollment. For more information, please see the For Students page on the ISO website.
Section 1 of the I-9
All new paid employees and student workers at MIT must complete Section 1 of the I-9 form to provide proof of ID and authorization to work. They are then required to bring valid, unexpired documents to the Atlas Service Center to complete the process.
A Payroll representative will be in the Center all day Tuesdays and Thursdays to help foreign national students, faculty, researchers, and staff determine their U.S. tax status and complete required tax forms.
With your help, Atlas Service Center staff look forward to bringing MIT's new hires and incoming students on board. Please note that the Center will be closed for passport photos during the peak time between August 21 and September 15.