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Travel outside the United States

When you travel outside the U.S. you will need a new Travel I-20 from ISO before you leave. Please ask for a travel I-20 AT LEAST 1 WEEK before you plan to leave.

Procedure to Request a Travel I-20:

  • Log into iStart with your Net ID & Password, Click on F-1 Student Services and Choose Travel I-20 Request
  • Fill out the e-form request, be sure to include your Visa Expiration Date and submit (Request at least 1 week
  • Your advisor will notify you via email when your new Travel I-20 is ready for you to come pick up

Regarding your visa, it is okay to remain in the U.S. if the F-1 visa has expired, as long as your I-20 and passport have not expired and you are otherwise maintaining your status. If DHS approved a change of status for you within the U.S., you will need to apply for an F-1 visa stamp while outside the U.S. in order to re-enter the country. Be sure to take your approval notice and documentation of your financial support.

 Last Modified 7/2/14