Traveling Outside of the United States
A travel endorsement is required for traveling outside of the U.S. The travel endorsement is good for one year or until the program completion date listed on the I-20 or DS-2019.
Your I-20 or DS-2019 can be endorsed if you are eligible and intend to continue your studies at Hofstra, or are on authorized practical training after completion of course work or studies. It cannot be endorsed if you have completed your program but have not yet obtained practical training employment authorization.
In order to have your I-20 or DS20-19 be endorsed for re-entry into the United States, a Travel Endorsement Request Form must be filled out. You can fill out this form at the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs or you can print it, fill it in, and bring it with you to speed up the process. Please also bring your immigration documents (passport, visa, I-94 Card, I-20 or DS20-19) with you.
Walk-ins are available for Travel Endorsements. Please see the walk-in schedule for more information.
For more specific information about traveling outside of the U.S., please visit http://www.ice.gov/sevis/travel/faq_f2.htm#_Toc81222015