Travel

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COVID-19 Update

International travel is in a fluid state, and new travel restrictions could arise at any moment. A signed I-20 is not required to depart the US; however, international students who are reentering the US must ensure they have a valid travel signature on their Form I-20.

How to Request a Travel Signature Remotely
  1. Download and complete the OIS Travel Signature and I-20/DS-2019 Request 
    • Select “Request for Travel Signature” and “I have not attached my original I-20/DS-2019. Please reprint and sign for travel.”
  2. Email the completed form to ois@usc.edu
    • Subject line of email should include: Travel Signature: Name of Student, SEVIS #

In response to COVID-19, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has allowed Designated School Officials (DSOs) to electronically sign and email Form I-20 to students. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Department of State (DOS) have also recently confirmed they will accept electronically signed I-20s. OIS will re-issue the document and endorse it for travel with DocuSign. The PDF file will be emailed to students USC email account.

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Please click the links below to learn more about travel and reentry requirements for international students and scholars.

Requirements for Re-entry to the US

Are you going home for the break? Do you have all the required documents to re-enter the US? Please review this section for important information on travel and re-entry.

Renewing Passport or Visa

Information for students/scholars planning to renew their passport or visa.

Automatic Revalidation

Read more to learn about the eligibility requirements.

US-Visit Program

Read more to learn about the eligibility requirements.

Questions? Contact OIS.