I-94 Automation

A Form I-94 is a record of your admission which is recorded every time you enter the United States. Each time you enter the U.S., your Form I-94 is updated electronically. You will need the most updated version of your Form I-94 for verification of alien registration, immigration status, or employment authorization. As a Moody student, you will also need your Form I-94 when starting an on-campus job and filling out the Form I-9 with Human Resources.

You can always access your latest Form I-94 from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.

Re-Entry into the U.S. After Travel Abroad 

To ensure a smooth entry into the U.S., make sure that you have the following items:

  1. Valid passport
  2. Valid F-1 visa
  3. Most recent I-20 with an International student advisor’s (DSO) signature that is less than 12 months old (If you are on OPT, you need a DSO signature every 6 months)

If you are doing your OPT, please ensure you have the following items in addition to the above:

  1. Most recent I-20 with a DSO’s signature that is less than 6 months old
  2. Copy of your EAD card
  3. Letter of Employment from your employer

Misplaced I-20

In case you forget to bring your I-20 with you while traveling, or if you forgot to have it signed by a DSO, you may contact the International Student Office to mail you another copy of your I-20.

In some cases, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may allow you to enter the country with the Form I-515A, which you must fill out and mail back to them within 30 days.