As an F or M student studying in the United States, you may be able to travel during your time of study. If you travel internationally for annual vacation or during a school break, make sure you take the appropriate steps before you travel to ensure a smooth reentry into the United States.
Before you plan your travel, visit Study in the States’ new resource page, “Traveling as an International Student,” to learn about:
- Meeting with your designated school official (DSO) before your trip.
- What you need to bring to a U.S. port of entry.
- The Form I515A , “Notice to Student or Exchange Visitor.”
Visit the Travel page on ICE.gov for Travel FAQs by visa type for F and M students.
For case-specific questions regarding travel, talk to your DSO or call the Student and Exchange Visitor Program Response Center.