Traveling within the U.S. (Without Exit and Reentry)
When you are in the Flint area, we do not advise carrying your passport, I-20, and I-94 with you. Instead, keep your original documents in a safe and secure location. We strongly recommend that you make photocopies of these important documents and store them in a different place from your original documents. Keep your original immigration documents in a safe and secure location to avoid loss or theft.
When you are traveling within the U.S., you should bring the following original documents on your trip:
- I-94 (small white card that should be stapled inside your passport)
- I-20 or DS-2019
A little-known regulation exists which says that international visitors to the U.S. must carry their “registration document” with them. The “registration document” for F-1 students and J-1 students and scholars is Form I-94. With increased security precautions, particularly at airports, you should ensure you are in compliance.