If you plan to travel out of the United States, you must first check your immigration documents to ensure you have everything needed to reenter.
If you are traveling to a country not your own, be sure to contact the Consulate or Embassy of that particular country to plan your visit and apply for a visa if you need one.
Canada is the closest country to us and therefore is a popular destination for all Suffolk students. If you would like to travel to Canada, please be sure that you check to see if you are required to obtain a visa to enter. You may also want to check with Canada Border Services to ensure that you follow appropriate rules around travel between the United States and Canada.
Please note: You do not need a valid U.S. visa to return to the U.S. after travel to Canada as long as:
- You are entering in the same category for which you have an expired U.S. visa
- You have not traveled out of Canada to a third country
- You have been in Canada for no more than 30 days
Reentering the United States
Unless otherwise noted, all international students are required to have a valid U.S. visa in their passport upon return to the United States. If you do not have a valid visa, you may be denied entry. Find the U.S. Consulate or Embassy closest to you.
If you are traveling on an F-1 or J-1 visa, your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 should have been signed within the past 12 months. If it has not been you may be denied entry or allowed to enter temporarily. If you have been given a temporary admission to the U.S. please see us immediately.