Prior to leaving the United States, International students must ensure they have all the documents needed to re-enter (Passport, Visa, I-94 form and Form I-20 signed by DSO for travel).
Please inform the International Admissions Coordinator of your travel plans and schedule an appointment two weeks prior to departure to review your documents.
- Verify that the information on your I-20 is still accurate.
- Have the I-20 endorsed by the DSO for the current semester.
- Check your U.S. entry visa (which is stamped in your passport) to be sure that it is still valid for additional entries. If it is not, you will have to get a new entry visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate while you are abroad.
- Make sure your visa accurately reflects your correct visa classification. Make sure you complete the US-VISIT registration system before you leave and when you enter
- Make sure you carry the following documents on your person when traveling:
- Valid/Unexpired Passport
- Unexpired Visa for reentry to the U.S.
- I-94 form (Be sure to print an updated form upon your return to check for accuracy and to preserve travel history)
- I-20 signed by DSO on page 2
- Evidence of financial resources
- Recent tuition receipts
- Transcripts or grade reports
- Name and contact information for the DSO
- Make sure the U.S. Customs Official stamps your passport with port of entry stamp.
Some students feel more comfortable if they have a letter from the International Admissions Coordinator stating their current student status and verifying their enrollment. If you would like such a letter, make sure to let the International Admissions Coordinator know when you schedule your appointment.