F-1 Students in post-completion OPT status who are the beneficiaries of an H-1B peition and a request to change status to H-1B should exercise extreme caution when considering travel outside the U.S.
Traveling abroad during this time can pose significant risks that may interfere with the processing of your H-1B petition. It is very important that you consult with your employer and/or immigration attorney regarding any travel abroad during this time.
If you cannot postpone travel until af
If you will be traveling outside the U.S. and the signature on page 3 of your I-20 form or in the lower right corner of your DS-2019 form will expire (signatures are valid for 12 months) be sure to have your I-20/DS-2019 signed by an advisor at the Davis International Center before you leave the U.S. You may stop by the Davis IC during business hours to obtain a travel signature on the spot. However, in some instances in which it is necessary to print another I-20, the process may re
Before you travel into or through any country other than your home country, you must check with the embassy of the country you plan to visit to inquire whether you need a visa to enter or even to transit through that country. For the list of foreign embassies in the U.S., please consult the U.S. Department of State website. For more information about re-entering the U.S., please consult our website.
Failure to have the appropriate third country visa will result in denial of entry into tha
1. We hold a regular DACA legal seminar each semester in which DACA students can ask questions about DACA related legal issues. This semester, it was held on Monday, April 6 and presented by guest speaker, Attorney Dan Berger who discussed general DACA issues including DACA renewals and travel abroad. Students interested in Studying Abroad learned about the requirements for applying for Adviance Parole. You can find out more information about D
“Make Your Voice Heard” gives members of the campus community the opportunity to comment on any issues related to diversity and inclusion, including concerns, ideas, or personal stories. It allows for anonymous input. We encourage international students and scholars to take advantage of this opportunity to let the University know your experiences as an important member of our campus diversity. The “Make Your Voice Heard” page can be accessed here:
The Enterprise Car Share Program is an affordable membership program that allows Princeton students and scholars who have a valid drivers license to rent a car for short period of time. Cars are conveniently located at several places on campus. The membership and rental fees are reasonable and include the cost of gas. Many international students and scholars who don't have cars of their own find this program to be very helpful for local shopping and day trips. For mor
The White House announced that beginning November 12, 2014, visas for Chinese students and scholars in F1/F2 or J1/J2 status will be extended from 12 months to 60 months. Visas for B1/B2 Visitors will be extended to ten years.
"President Obama announced that the United States and the People’s Republic of China are concluding a reciprocal visa validity arrangement during his visit that will strengthen our ever-broadening economic and people-to-people ties. Both countrie
If you will be traveling outside the U.S. during the Break and the signature on page 3 of your I-20 form OR in the lower right corner of your DS-2019 form has expired, you must have your I-20/DS-2019 signed by an advisor at the Davis International Center before you leave the U.S. Travel signatures are valid for reentry to the US for one year from the date of the last signature.
You may stop by the Davis IC Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 to obtain a travel signature on the spot. However, in ins
F-1 students who wish to travel and reenter the US while their OPT application is pending should exercise caution when traveling abroad during the 60-day grace period. The F-1 regulations do not directly address this issue and, although some students with OPT pending during the 60-day grace period have had success entering the U.S. with a copy of the USCIS OPT receipt notice, others have had difficulty and have been turned away. Therefore, we strongly recommend that students avo