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Arrival in Minnesota

Prepare for Inspection at the U.S. Port of Entry 

Attention International Travelers

The UMN's Immigration Response Team has created two voluntary forms where you can share your visa and border entry issues and experiences. You are not required to complete these forms, but the information will help us understand how members of the UMN community might be affected.

Do not put your documentation into your luggage when you travel to the United States. You will be asked to present the following to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer when you arrive:

  • Your passport and entry visa
  • I-20 or DS-2019 document Form 6059, "Customs Declaration"
  • Additional documents if requested, such as proof of financial support and/or UMN admission

When completing this paperwork, spell your name exactly as it appears on your passport or visa.

If you arrive via a land border, you will be given a paper Form I-94 record. If you arrive via air or sea, you can print an electronic I-94 arrival record after inspection from inspection at

If you are arriving via a land border, apply for a land border I-94 arrival record seven (or fewer) days before your arrival at

See for more port of entry information.

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