Travel Signature Information
Traveling internationally over the break? You must have a current travel signature on your I-20/DS-2019 to re-enter the U.S. from abroad.
The travel validation signature is on Page 2 of the I-20 and on Page 1 (bottom right corner) of the DS-2019. The most recent signature must have happened within the last 12 months from the date you re-enter the U.S. (or 6 months if you are on F-1 Post-Completion OPT or STEM OPT).
Travel Signature Drive
The ISSS Travel Signature Drive is a great opportunity to stop by to get a new signature on your I-20 or DS-2019. No appointment is necessary, but be sure to bring your most recent I-20/DS-2019 form.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Location: FAC 430
If the travel signature spaces on your I-20/DS-2019 are full, then submit a request for a new document through myIO (see below). We are not able to reprint documents at the Travel Signature Drive.
Can’t make it to the Travel Signature Drive? Ran out of travel signature spaces on your I-20/DS-2019? No problem! You can simply request an updated I-20/DS-2019 with a new travel signature through myIO. Just log into myIO> F-1/J-1 Student Services > I-20/DS-2019 Travel Signature Request.
Office and University Closures
The ISSS offices, along with the rest of The University of Texas at Austin, will be closed for winter break. All offices will close beginning Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, and reopen Monday, Jan. 2, 2022.
If you require a service from ISSS prior to the winter break, we ask that you submit your request in myIO no later than Dec. 8.
Immigration-Related Emergencies While ISSS is Closed
If you are experiencing an immigration-related emergency, call the UT Police Department at (512) 471-4441. Explain your situation, and you will be connected to the appropriate Texas Global staff member. For nonemergency but urgent immigration needs, please consult the ISSS website.
Immigration-related emergencies include:
- Trouble at the U.S. port of entry
- Immediate danger of being deported from the United States
- Detention by a federal officer
The following are NOT immigration emergencies:
- OPT/STEM OPT reporting
- Travel signature
- Lost I-20 or DS-2019
- Lost/stolen passport
- Visa delay
- Needing a new I-20/DS-2019
Do not contact the UT Police Department about nonemergency issues. More information on these topics can be found on the ISSS website.
On behalf of Texas Global, we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday.