Office of International Education
phone: (231) 591-2450
fax: (231) 591-2423
email us at: [email protected]
You should have a valid photo I.D. with you at all times. When traveling, you must carry government issued I.D.
Keep your passport and immigration documents in a safe place. When traveling by airplane within the United States you must bring your immigration documents. Your documents are proof of valid immigration status in the United States.
If you are traveling outside the U.S. to re-enter you must have:
Traveling with documents such as school I.D., class registration, etc. are suggested, but not required.
Make sure you have your I-20 signed every six months if traveling outside the United States. More information is available at Travel.State.Gov.
Please look at your I-20 to make sure that it is not going to expire soon.
If you think your I-20 is expiring and you are not going to graduate, meet with the International Student Advisor as soon as possible.
As of April 30th 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will no longer issue paper I-94 cards at air or sea ports of entry. Paper I-94 cards continue to be issued at land border crossings, however. After entering by air (flying into the U.S.) or sea, travelers will be able to print out their electronic I-94 in paper format by visiting www.cbp.gov/I94. It is recommended that you print out your I-94 to ensure that the Customs and Border Protection officer entered your biographical and immigration information correctly. If you have any questions, or cannot locate your electronic I-94 card after entering the U.S., please meet with an International Student Advisor. For more information issued by the USCIS about this issue, click here. Important points: