Below is a list of recommended documents for international travel. 

* items are required 


F-1 Students


  • Valid I-20 signed by a Harrisburg University DSO within the past year or within the past six months for students on post-completion OPT*
  • Valid passport (for more than six months from the date of intended return)*
  • Valid F-1 U.S. Entry Visa*
  • Proof of initial SEVIS fee payment
  • If on post-completion OPT, valid EAD card
  • If on post-completion OPT, job offer letter or recent pay stub from employer (strongly recommend) 
  • Unofficial transcript, letter of enrollment, or student class schedules (optional)
  • Financial document(s) listed on form I-20 (optional)


F-2 Students


  • Valid Form I-20 endorsed for re-entry by ISO within the past year*
  • Valid passport (for more than six months from date of intended return)*
  • Valid F-2 U.S. Entry Visa*
  • If traveling alone, copies of the F-1 student's immigration documentation, including I-94. If the F-1 student is on post-completion OPT, also carry copies of the F-1 students OPT I-20, EAD card and job offer letter or recent pay stub from the employer.


NOTE: Citizens of Canada are exempt from the U.S. Entry Visa requirements. However, Canadian F-1 and J-1 students and scholars must present the SEVIS fee payment confirmation (that can be printed from the fee website) for their initial entries to the U.S.