Traveling on a Student Visa

Do you need a travel signature?

Depending on where and when you travel to, as an F-1 or J-1 student or scholar, you may need to visit the ISSI before you leave the US to get a new travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019.

Please use the menus below to help determine whether or not you need to come to the ISSI to have any documents signed before you travel.

If you do need a Travel Signature, please know that instead of taking your I-20 to the ISSI and needing to wait for up to 5 business days to get a signature, you can attend one of our Travel Signature Sessions below, and if everything is in order you will receive your travel signature on the spot! If you come to a session, please know your nine digit NUID before your arrive!

Travel Signature Sessions: November - December 2015

All sessions are first-come-first-serve. We will close the session when we reach max capacity for the day.

International students should check the date of the travel signature on their I-20 or DS-2019. A new travel signature from the ISSI is needed if the current travel signature is:

  • 12 months or older on the date of re-entry to the U.S. or,
  • 6 months or older on the date of re-entry to the U.S. for those on F-I Post-OPT or OPT STEM Extension

  • If you attend one of these sessions you will receive an on-the-spot travel signature as long as everything is in good standing with your record. You must have your current I-20, your NUID Number with you, and make sure your local address is updated in myNEU.

    Date  Time  Location
     December 21  12:00pm-2:00pm  ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
     December 22  11:00am-1:00pm  ISSI - 405 Ell Hall
     December 23  9:00am-11:00am  ISSI - 405 Ell Hall

    If you will be leaving the US for more than four months as part of an approved co-op or study abroad, then you will need a new I-20 or DS-2019, and you will need to complete and submit to the ISSI a copy of our Request for an I-20/DS-2019 for Continuing Students form.

    Please select your travel destination: