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Oct 4, 2022
Office of International Aff...
International Student and S...
F-1 Status Information
Current International Students
Traveling Outside of the United States
Building 103 #101/102
Before you leave the United States, you must do the following:
If you know that your visa has expired or will expire on the date you plan to re-enter the U.S., please set up an appointment with an ISSS Specialist to have it renewed. You must bring the following documents:
Note: If you are a J-visa student and your DS-2019 was issued by another entity, such as the Institute of International Education (IIE), you must contact the responsible Officer whose information appears on your DS-2019 document to get a new one.
An important note to F-1 students who have applied for OPT and who wish to travel:
If you have applied for OPT and have not yet received the EAD card from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you should be aware that leaving the U.S. before your OPT application has been processed may be considered by USCIS to be abandonment of your application. Also, if you try to re-enter the U.S. without your I-20 signed for travel within the last six months, or do not have your EAD card to show as proof that authorization has been granted, you may be denied entry. You may wish to speak with an International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Advisor before proceeding with any travel plans.
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