Travel Information Form for F-1 Students Travel Information Form For F-1 Students This form should be submitted before your scheduled U.S. departure date. Name(Required) First Last Email(Required) Program of Study(Required) Most Recent Semester Enrolled at UAMS(Required) Have you registered for the upcoming semester?(Required) Yes No Registration is not open yet Reason for Travel (e.g. Conference, Vacation, Emergency, etc.)(Required) Date of Departure from the U.S.(Required) Date Returning to the U.S.(Required) Do you need a travel signature on your I-20? Yes No You must notify our office 2-weeks in advance to obtain a travel signature.Do you need a travel letter? Yes No This letter is used to verify that you are a student at UAMS, as well as verify enrollment. It can be used at visa renewal appointments or shown if needed when re-entering the U.S.Anticipated Graduation Date Please complete if you will be requesting a travel letter for your trip.Acknowledgement(Required) I acknowledge and understand the statement below.I acknowledge that I have reviewed the travel information below: If you travel outside of the United States during your studies at UAMS, you are required to arrive back to the U.S. to resume classes on the UAMS campus before classes begin. This is especially important if you are receiving a stipend. All students should adhere to the following travel guidelines: 1. Students in their first year of study should only travel outside of the U.S. during the Winter Break and should return before classes begin for the Spring semester. 2. Summer travel should be discussed with your DSO, Ms. Charlotte Gass. This will be considered on a case by case basis. 3. Students who receive a stipend must be in the U.S., enrolled in classes, and on campus when classes begin each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). 4. If you cannot be in the U.S. or on campus before classes begin, you must discuss this with Ms. Charlotte Gass (DSO), Dr. Prince, the Dean, your major advisor, and program director. You must also get approval. 5. If you need to leave the U.S. when classes are in session for a family or other emergency, you must discuss this with Ms. Charlotte Gass (DSO), Dr. Prince, the Dean, your major advisor, and program director. You must get approval before leaving the U.S. 6. If you have to leave the U.S. when classes are in session for a family or other emergency, you are only allowed to be outside of the country for 30 days. 7. You must email your planned travel dates to Ms. Charlotte Gass (DSO) so that these dates can be reviewed and approved in advance (before you purchase your ticket). a. For example, if you are approved to travel outside of the U.S. during the semester (when classes are in session) for emergency purposes, you must indicate the date you plan to leave the U.S. and the date you plan to return to the U.S. When you return to the U.S., you must email Ms. Charlotte Gass (DSO) to confirm that you have returned. 8. Students are not allowed to travel outside of the U.S. when classes are in session for leisure or vacation without approval from Ms. Charlotte Gass (DSO). Traveling outside of the U.S. for leisure or vacation while classes are in session is considered failure to maintain status and may result in termination of your immigration record, termination of your stipend, and dismissal from the Graduate School. I also understand that if my travel dates change I must notify the DSO immediately.