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Travel outside the USA
In order to re-enter the US, you must have proper visas.
The US often makes a difference between the entry visa and the
the visa that allows you to stay here.
For most academic visas:
In case you live in the US
with a temporary visa, you must have a valid visa stamp in your passport and
documentation proving your status as a foreigner on a temporary visa is valid,
in order to re-enter the US. (E.g., for J-1 properly endorsed IAP-66 with signature
from the foreign visitor adviser on the back). The visa stamp does not have to
be valid for the full length of stay, only on the day of (re-)entry. If you leave
the US, and your status has been extended while you were in the US, and the stamp
in your passport has not been changed (and has expired), you will run into
trouble when re-entering the US if you do not renew your visa during your trip.
You have to do it in US embassies or consulates (e.g., in the
in Switzerland), but make sure that you will not be stuck somewhere before
you travel. For instance it often takes one week or more to obtain a new visa,
now. You should absolutely consult your local foreign visitor adviser and/or
HR department if you are not sure you comply with the first sentence of this
take your greencard with you! If you don't have it yet make
sure that the stamp in your passport is valid if you re-enter the US.
For H1 visas:
somebody please fill in the missing info?
Submitted by: Laurent Vuilleumier
Pages Updated On: 30-Dec-2007 - 03:12:02
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