The information listed above is not an exhaustive list. Please always check the Department of State’s website before your interview.
Crossing the Border
Once you have obtained your visa (if required), you will use it with your I-20 (or DS-2019) and passport to enter the United States. You will also need proof of payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee. You may also need to show proof of funding as well, so it is a good idea to bring copies of these financial documents with you. Be sure that you do not pack your passport, SEVIS I-20, SEVIS fee receipt, or proof of funding in your checked baggage. These documents should be hand carried. If your baggage is lost or delayed, you will be unable to present the documents at your port of entry. As a result, you may not be able to enter
**Note – Be advised that you may be refused entry into the United States if you attempt to arrive more than 30 days before the program start date listed on your SEVIS I-20 form. If you wish to enter the country before the 30 days, you will need to do so as a tourist. However, before you begin your studies, you will need to leave the United States and reenter in F-1 status.
Once You Are In the United States
It is important to safeguard all your immigration documents at all times. After you have entered the United States, you must check in with Pacific Oaks within 10 days of your arrival. Be sure to bring all your immigrant documents with you at that time so the Designated School Official (DSO) can make copies of all your documents and properly register you in SEVIS as required by immigration regulations.
一道本不卡免费高清If you have any questions about your immigration status or the information outlined in this document, please contact your Designated School Official.
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