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Summer Travel

We hope you’re enjoying your summer! If you are planning to travel this summer, please review the updates from the International Students and Scholars Center and our immigration and travel resources information prior to your travel dates. And be sure to submit your request for a travel signature in a timely fashion to avoid any delays.

Do I need a travel signature? 

If you are planning to travel outside of the U.S., remember to check page 2 of your I‐20 or page 1 of your DS‐2019 for a valid travel signature, which is required to re-enter the U.S. Travel signatures for current students are valid for one year from the date signed. Travel signatures for students on Post-OPT and STEM OPT are valid for six months.

If you are traveling within the U.S., you do not need a travel signature, but you must carry identification documents with you, including your I‐20 or DS‐2019, I‐94 card, and a valid passport.

How do I get a travel signature? 

F-1 students 
Submit an electronic F-1 travel signature request.

J-1 students with a DS-2019 issued by ASU
Submit an electronic J-1 travel signature request.

J-1 students sponsored by IIE-Fulbright, Laspau or AMIDEAST
Contact your program sponsor directly for travel signature information.

Learn more about travel signatures.

 Reminders 

  • The ISSC is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with limited staff available June 26 through June 28.
  • Travel signature requests take up to 10 business days to process.
  • Update your emergency contact information in My ASU so we can contact the correct person if we need to.
  • ASU will be closed on Independence Day, July 4.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at 480-727-4776 or ISSC@asu.edu.