Entering the U.S. in F-1 Status
1. After you have your student visa, check it and verify the information. Check the spelling of your name and your date of birth. Verify that they have given you the correct visa classification.
2. When you travel you should carry your immigration documents
a. DO NOT put them in your luggage
b. You will need to show them to the Immigration Officer
c. You should have with you:
i. Your Passport
ii. Your I-20
iii. Your Evidence of Financial Resources (bank statement)
iv. Fill out the Customs Declaration Form and an I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Form
v. Upon arrival proceed to customs (entry) inspection. Have your documents ready. You will asked to state the reason you are entering the U.S. It is important that you tell
the officer that you will be a student.