Required Documents to Re-Enter the U.S.

Important to Remember

Remember to have your I-20 / DS-2019 signed within 12 months of the date you expect to travel back into the U.S. (If the F-1 student is on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or the OPT STEM Extension, the travel signature must be valid within 6 months from the date of re-entry to the United States.)

Travel signatures can be obtained at the ISSO by submitting a request for a reprint in the ISSO Portal.

Sponsored students should contact their sponsoring agency to obtain a valid travel signature.