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Travel signature days planned for April

By Sherrie Voss Matthews, International Media & Marketing Coordinator

The Office of International Programs International Student Services will hold two travel signature days for F and J visa holders who are planning to travel outside the United States during summer break.

Last fall’s sessions were so popular that International Student Services decided to create two full days for the event.

Registration is not required. There will be no walk-in international student advising during the travel signature days.

The Office of International Programs recommends that international students who may be planning travel near the U.S. Mexico or Canadian borders consider getting a travel signature for immigration checkpoints, says Miwako Meredith, assistant director for International Student Services.

The Office of International Programs reminds students that they must update their local address information in ASAP and at the Office of International Programs website before coming to meet with an international advisor during Travel Signature Days.

The Travel Signature Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Office of International Programs, MB 1.210 on:

  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Friday, April 19

International students must bring:

  • Current I-20 or DS-2019, including dependent’s documents if dependents also plan to travel
  • UTSA ID card
  • Proof of insurance, if you hold J visa

International students’ I-20s or DS-2019 documents must be signed by an international student advisor before traveling abroad in order to stay compliant with U.S. visa regulations. Failure to do so could result in not being allowed to re-enter the U.S.

Students who received a travel signature dated anytime during spring 2013 semester do not need to attend this semester’s sessions.