Travel and Reentry
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have increased the level of review that international visitors face at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, at airports, and at border crossing posts with Canada and Mexico. Ultimately, each individual must decide for him or herself whether or not to travel abroad.
If your entry visa has expired or will have expired before you re-enter the US, you must apply for a new entry visa at a U. S. Embassy or Consulate unless you are from a visa-exempt country. Please see more information regarding Automatic Visa Revalidation if you will reenter the US from Canada, Mexico and some Adjacent Islands to see if this rule applies to you. Contact the Canadian/Mexican Embassy in New York or Washington, DC to learn if you need a visa to enter Canada or Mexico. No U.S. entry visa can be renewed in the United States; rather, you will need to schedule an appointment at a US Embassy or Consulate abroad.
International Student and Scholars Services recommends that you visit our office with your passport and immigration documents at least 30 days before the date you plan to travel. ISSS will review your documents, provide you with up to date travel advice, and sign your travel document (if necessary).
Below please find information that may be relevant to your travel plans:
- Admission into the United States
- Potential Problems at US Entry Point
- Traveling Outside the United States
- Third Party Nationals Applying for a U.S. Visa in Canada or Mexico
- DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP)
- Alerting Immigration if you Departed the US without returning your I-94 card
- Leaving Temple University: Important Immigration and Tax Issues
- Security Clearance
- Security Questionnaire
- Removing Designated Countries From the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS)
- Technology Alert List