Documents to Bring to the U.S.

Immigration Documents

Bring your valid passport with your F-1 visa (note that Canadian students will not have a visa) and your form I-20 or DS-2019. 

Additional Documents

Bring with you to the United States any important documents that relate to your academic, medical, and legal history:

  • Official transcripts from secondary schools, colleges, or universities
  • Medical and dental records, including certificates of immunizations and vaccinations
  • Information about medical conditions or treatments, prescriptions for medication (including the generic and brand names) and eyeglasses
  • International driver's license

Obtain English translations of these documents and have the translations certified by a U.S. educational advising center or a U.S. consulate or embassy. Retain photocopies of all original documents for your records.

Contact Information

Allen Harrison

Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services
Elihu Root House
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