Students who travel back to their home country are responsible for carrying documents that are necessary for re-entry into the United States. To avoid any issues with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the ports of entry, it is important for students to hand-carry the following documents:

  • A valid passport (valid at least 6 months beyond your entry date);
  • A signed Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status;” (Signature is valid for 1 year, so please check page 2 of the I-20 to see if a new signature is required.)
  • Financial support documents, which are typically the same as those provided during the original visa interview with the U.S. Department of State;
  • An acceptance letter or recent tuition payment receipt;
  • An unofficial transcript printed from your Treehouse Account; and
  • A designated school official’s name and contact information.

If any information cannot be verified, the student may be directed to go through a secondary inspection for supplemental CBP research.  To ensure a safe and easy return to the United States, students should keep all necessary documents with them at all times.  For Visa Renewal, Travel & Re-Entry information, visit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

School Official Contact Information:
Laura Arthur, PDSO
Director, International Student & Scholar Services
973.408.3182

Dina Cenicola, DSO
University Admissions, Foreign Transcript Evaluator
973.408.4964

Stephanie Bias, DSO
SEVIS Coordinator/Student Advisor
973.408.4000

Public Safety
973.408.3379 – Please phone this number if International Student Services Staff are not available.  A Public Safety officer will contact a university official to assist with Custom’s issues.

Visa Renewal

For instructions on obtaining the F-1 student visa and links to the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160, visit the U.S. Department of State’s Student Visa page.

Before your departure, please fill this form out:

Travel Signature Request Form