Travel & Re-Entry
F-1 Student Status and Travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands
Here are the documents you'll need to re-enter the United States:
- Valid Passport (you may need to have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport. Please check with the International Student Office)
- I-20 (Up to date signature on page 3)
- US F-1 student visa
Note: Under the revalidation of visa benefit, individuals on nonimmigrant visas may re-enter the US with an expired visa after a stay of less than 30 days in Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands
There are exceptions:
- Individuals from Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria may not re-enter the U.S. with an expired visa.
- Individuals whose visa applications have been denied may also not re-enter the U.S.
Visiting Canadian Temporary Resident Visa
If you are interested in visiting Canada, please visit the Canada Citizenship and Immigration website for more information on the application process.