Getting a travel signature from an OGS advisor is easy. If the signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 will be more than a year old by the time you reenter the US, you need to get a new signature before you travel. For students on post-completion Optional Practical Training, the travel signature is only valid for six months. And remember, the US government determines your eligibility to enter the US. Be prepared and have the needed travel documents with you.





In New York City

To request a travel signature at this time, please complete the OGS Document Release Form and we will provide you with your updated document with travel signature.

  • Passport
  • Your I-20 or DS-2019

Outside New York City or the US

Did you depart from the US without getting your I-20 or DS-2019 signed? Are you outside of New York City and need a travel signature? Did you lose or forget to bring your I-20 or DS-2019 with you?

Depending on your return date to the US, there are different steps for securing a travel signature.