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Travel Letter Request Form
Submit at least two weeks prior to departure

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International Travel Advice

If you are planning to travel internationally, please familiarize yourself with potential visa issues that could affect your exit from and re-entry into the U.S.  This could include visa stamp issuance at U.S. Emassies and Consulates, security clearances, adminitrative processing, and the visa obligations of foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. 

Please submit a Travel Letter Request to the International Services Office at least two weeks prior to traveling.  Also make an appointment with an advisor in the International Services Office to discuss your circumstances and travel plans, well before making any travel arrangements.  Also be sure you have discussed your travel plans with your P.I.

Please Read:

» Know Your Obligations (PDF)

» International Travel Requirements and Advisories (PDF)


Travel within the U.S. during TSRI Program

All foreign nationals traveling inside the U.S. should carry their original visa documents with them.  This includes a valid passport, I-94 record, and visa document (Form I-20, Form DS-2019 or Form I-797 approval notice). Foreign nationals in WB, B-1 or TN visa status should carry their valid passport, I-94 record, and invitation letter.

For travel in the southern and northern states, you may be asked to show visa documents close to the U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada borders.


Re-entry into the U.S.

Foreign nationals seeking to re-enter the U.S. must have the following original documents with them to present to the USCBP Officer at the port of entry:

  • Passport valid at least 6 months into the future
  • Valid visa stamp in their passport (Canadian citizens do not need a visa stamp)
  • Unexpired visa document with a valid travel signature (Form DS-2019, Form I-20, Form I-797)
  • Travel letter issued by the International Services Office (recommended)
  • Evidence of funding source (recommended).  This could be copies of most recent paystubs, funding letter, offer letter, etc.