Traveling Outside the United States
Before You Leave:
1. Meet with your Foreign Student Advisor to get your I-20 signed.
You must have a travel signature on page 3 of your I-20. If you have left the U.S. and did not have your I-20 signed contact your FSA at (434) 592-4118. They will make arrangements with you so that you have a signed I-20 to reenter to the U.S.
When a Foreign Student Advisor signs your I-20 the signature means that:
You are in F-1 status
You are enrolled in accordance with regulations
You are permitted to return to Liberty University
2. Check your visa expiration date.
You always need a valid student F-1 visa to re-enter the United States. If your visa has expired, you should include a visit to the U.S. consulate in your travel plans. Google “U.S. embassy in (name of your home country)” for information on that process and what you need to bring with you from Liberty for the interview.
Things to Remember:
If you have been issued an electronic I-94 then your record will be updated electronically when you cross the border and you will have access to your I-94 record through the Customs and Border Patrol website
It is recommended that you also take along a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) and
student ID card.
If you are Canadian or on Optional Practical Training the FSA travel signature is only good
for six months.