Back to School: Tips for International Students

As summer break comes to an end for many F-1 international students, it is important to keep in mind a few tips for a smooth entry into the U.S. for the upcoming school semester.  What to Have Ready at the U.S. Port of Entry  When you re-enter at a U.S. Port of Entry, you should carry the following documents: Your valid passport; Your signed Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” from your SEVP-certified school you are attending;   Proof of financial support for the duration of your stay in the U.S.  This can be the same evidence used during your visa interview; Proof of payment for the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee; and Name and contact information of your designated school official (DSO).  What to Bring into the U.S.  It is also important to know what you can and cannot bring into the United States.  In addition to inspection at the U.S. Port of Entry, you must complete a CBP Declaration Form 6059B, which lets the CBP officer know what you packed.  Please refer to the CBP Know Before You Go page for more information as you prepare for your arrival in the United States. If you are flying, […]
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