Students on OPT should consider international travel carefully and plan ahead of time. You should have the following documents to re-enter the U.S.:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months into the future
- Valid F-1 visa. Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study.html for most recent information and processing times.
- Valid EAD card
- I-20 with OPT and travel signature less than 6 months old
- Proof of employment or an employment offer
If you need an updated I-20 or an I-20 reprint, you can submit an I-20 Reprint request form to ISS. Processing time may take up to 15 business days.