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Important Reminder: Travel Signatures



Are you planning to traveling outside the United States during the Winter Break? When was the last time you received a travel signature? Submit your Travel Signature Request to the International Student & Scholar Services office as soon as possible to avoid any delays and do not wait until the very last minute! 


How long are travel signatures valid for and do I need one?

Travel signatures are required when re-entering the U.S.

Current Students: The signature is valid for 12 months from the date signed on page 2 of the Form I-20.

Students on OPT/STEM OPT: The signature is valid for six months from the date signed on page 2 of the Form I-20. 


What documents do I need to re-enter the U.S.?


How do I request for a new Travel Signature?

Students can submit a travel signature request through UAtlas. Processing time is within 10 business days. 

A signed I-20 is not required to depart the U.S.; however, international students who are re-entering the U.S. must ensure they have a valid travel signature on their I-20. Only Designated School Officials at the ISSS Office are permitted to sign the I-20 for travel. 









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Last Updated: 12/12/23