Whenever F-1 students wish to leave the United States temporarily and return to continue studies at the institution in which they are enrolled, they must secure the necessary documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
In order to reenter the United States after a temporary absence of 5 months or less, an F-1 student should have the following documents:
|ü Valid Passport|
|ü Valid F-1 Visa (if your visa is expiring be sure to renew it in your home country before re-entering the US)|
|ü Form I-20 endorsed for travel by the P/DSO (second page signature)|
Customs Border Protection also recommends that students have with them:
|Custom Border Protection Documents|
|ü Evidence of financial resources (Bank statements, deposit summaries, etc.)|
|ü Evidence of student status (recent tuition receipts, current school’s transcripts)|
|ü Name and contact information of the P/DSO|
Click here to download the travel request form.