Last updated: November 12, 2021


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Can I continue to take online courses? Both F-1 and J-1 students can follow COVID guidance that allows for enrollment flexibility.

Students and scholars from Ukraine and Russia: ISSS is here to support you! See this list of campus resources or contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

Is there a registration hold on your account? That means you need to do an action for a UMN department.

Traveling outside the U.S.? Get your travel signature

What travel documents do you need? Valid, unexpired passport, valid F-1 or J-1 visa, recent travel signature on I-20/DS-2019

F and J students and scholars: If you're traveling outside the U.S., you must have a valid travel signature on your I-20/DS-2019 to re-enter the country. 

If you need a travel signature, you have three options:

  • In-person travel signature sessions: ISSS will be hosting travel signature sessions on April 28, May 3, and May 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 110 Heller. F-1 and J-1 students and scholars can bring their most recent I-20 or DS-2019 for a travel signature. You do not need to make an appointment.
  • I-20/DS-2019 drop-off: Drop off your I-20 or DS-2019 in the ISSS office for an advisor to sign. Your signed document will be available for pick-up in 3 business days.
  • Submit e-form through MyISSS: Fill out the “Request a Travel I-20” form in MyISSS to get a signature in 10 business days.

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