TRAVELING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
No special documents are required for international students when traveling within the United States. However, we advise you and/or your dependents to carry your passport and visa documents with you when traveling in the U.S. in case you need to present them to law enforcement officials.
TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
When traveling outside the United States, we advise you to bring the following documents with you:
- Valid Passport
- Valid F-1 or J-1 Entry Visa stamp
- Valid I-20 or DS-2019
- I-94 printout
- Valid Travel Signature on page 1 of your DS-2019 or page 3 of your I-20
- Documentary Evidence of Funding (i.e. bank statement, letter from sponsor)
- Evidence of full-time enrollment at the University (transcripts and Reduced Course Load forms)
- Offer letter of employment (for those who have OPT or Academic Training Authorization)
- SCHOLARS ONLY: Letter from faculty mentor.
Before traveling outside of the U.S., you will need to have the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office sign your I-20 or DS-2019. This is called your travel/re-entry signature. Students on J-1 visas should note that the travel/re-entry signature on their DS-2019 expires after 6 months. F-1 students should note that the travel signature on their I-20 expires after 12 months. To get a new travel signature, make an appointment with the ISSS office at least one week in advance of traveling outside the United States. Please bring a completed copy of the Travel Signature Form (see link at right) to your appointment with ISSS.
The following staff members are DSOs (Designated School Officials) and AROs (Alternate Responsible Officers) at UW-Platteville. DSOs and AROs are authorized to give F-1 and J-1 students/scholars travel signatures and make updates and grant other requests/authorizations in SEVIS.
- Elizabeth (Liz) Kruse
- Donna Anderson
- Melanie (Mela) Lewandowski
- Nina Elskamp
- Rebecca M. Brown
- Yunmei (Mei) Reeder
- Rebecca (Becky) Trefz
What is a DSO and PDSO?
What is an ARO and RO?