Please be sure to have with you in your hand luggage (purse or backpack):

  • I-20 Form with a travel signature on page 3 within the last year (for continuing students) or within six months (for students on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training [OPT])
  • DS2019 for J-students with a travel signature within the last six months
  • Valid passport (valid six months into the future)
  • Valid F-1 or J-1 visa stamp (certain exceptions apply)
  • Original financial documentation
  • Copy of your academic transcript
  • Copy of SEVIS Fee Payment (
  • F-1 students on OPT: an EAD and letter from the current employer.