Take the following documents with you onto the airplane in your carry-on luggage for quick and easy access. Be sure you have all the contact information and your documents before you board the plane. Contact your International Student Advisor to verify that you have all necessary documents before you travel. The advisor's name is on your SEVIS I-20 you received in your welcome packet.
I-20 form (pages 2, 3, 4) (Please refer to International Student Handbook for more information)
Official transcript from the high school, university, or college in which you attended
Photocopies of Important Documents
Make sure you have photocopies of main passport pages, issue and expiration dates, all transcripts and academic documents. Please leave one set of these documents with your family members before your travel. Carry a few passport size photos of yourself with you and put a name tag on all of your luggage. In case of a delay or if your luggage is lost in the travel you can easily provide copies of your documents.
Important Contact Information
Keep your passport number, travelers' checks numbers, bank draft number, flight number and emergency contact number on a sheet of paper. Keep it in your carry-on bag/hand bag, so you don't have to take out your important documents every time you need to fill out a form. Also, leave a copy of the list of all these important numbers with your family/guardian.