Visa and Travel Resources
Renewing Your Visa During Your Studies
Students who travel outside the U.S. with an expired visa will need to renew their visas before they will be allowed to re-enter the U.S.. In some cases, if a student travels to Mexico or Canada with an expired visa they may be eligible for automatic visa revalidation. International students are strongly encouraged to contact an international advisor at the ISSO prior to traveling to Mexico or Canada with an expired visa.
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions for F-1 Entry and Exit.
For visa renewal information click here.
Click here for information on the validity of the student visa for students who are outside the U.S.. for longer than 5 months or are in violation of their visa status.
Customs and Border Protection formally announces that they will discontinue stamping the I-20 (F visa) and DS-2019 (J visa). Click here for more information.
I-94 Automation Process
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that beginning April 30, 2013 non-immigrants entering the U.S. at air and sea port of entries will no longer receive a paper copy I-94. This new process will take about 4 weeks to implement across the U.S. at all air and sea port of entries and for a schedule see the FAQ below. This new process will only effect non-immigrants entering the U.S. at sea and air port of entries. Non-immigrants entering the U.S. at land port of entries (example...Mexico/U.S. border) will still receive a paper copy I-94.