If you plan to travel outside of the United States during a break or at any other time while at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, you must come to the IDS office and leave your I-20 (if you have F-1 status) or DS-2019 (if you have J-1 status) to obtain a travel endorsement signature. Please allow one day for this signature.
The endorsement signature is valid for 12 months, and should be renewed each year.
Please contact the embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting to determine the visa requirements for entry into that country and how to obtain a visa, if needed. For full details, contact the nearest consulate or embassy for each country you plan to visit. Many countries have consulates in San Francisco, and you may check the telephone directory for their addresses and telephone numbers. If there is no local consular office, contact the country’s embassy in Washington, D.C. to find the location of the consulate responsible for issuing visas to people living in the Bay Area. For information on consular offices, as well as travel advisories, please visit the Department of State (DOS) Web site.
Except for travel to Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands for 30 days or less, you will need to submit the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record at departure and receive a new Form I-94 upon re-entering the U.S.
In order to ensure that you are permitted to re-enter the U.S. with no problems, keep the following documents with you:
Upon your return to the U.S., you must show the following documents to the U.S. Immigration inspector:
You are still required to meet all of the above requirements if you travel outside of the U.S.
NOTE: Because of world events, while you're here in the United States, it is strongly recommended that you carry a copy of your visa on your person at all times.