Before you head to the airport for winter break, don't forget that you should take a few minutes to examine all your documents in order to avoid any unexpected delays in departing the U.S., re-entering your home country, visiting elsewhere, or returning after your travels. Please review the international student travel checklist, read it carefully, and let us know if you have any questions.
ISSS is hosting "Winter Travel Document Review and Signature Days" for you and your dependents. If your travel signature has expired, the following items are required to obtain a new travel signature:
DSOs and AROs will be available to sign your I-20 or DS-2019 during the dates below. Visit our office in the North Decatur Building, Suite 130 located at 1784 North Decatur Road. Travel signatures may also be obtained during regular walk-in hours.
|Friday, December 6||9 – 11 a.m., 1:30 – 4 p.m.|
|Monday, December 9||9 – 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday, December 11||1 – 4 p.m.|
|Friday, December 13||9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m.|
|Monday, December 16||9 a.m. – noon|
|Tuesday, December 17||10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 18||9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m.|
|Thursday, December 19||10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m.|
If you are a F-1 or J-1 student, and you are in possession of an I-20 or DS-2019 issued by Emory, familiarize yourself with the student travel information section on our website. If your visa has expired, you will need to plan to obtain a new visa in advance of your return to the US. Please note: if you are a student subject to a security clearance because of your major (STEM related fields), ask your academic advisor to prepare a brief letter describing the nature of your research.
If you are a J-1 research scholar, professor, specialist, or short-term scholar and are in possession of a DS-2019 issued by Emory, visit the scholar travel section. You will find all the information you need to travel safely. Remember that you will require a signature on your DS-2019 by an Alternate Responsible Officer in the ISSS office before you depart the U.S.
If you are an H-1B temporary worker, visit the H-1B travel section.