Can I travel domestically if my F-1 has expired already (but still within the DS-duration of stay indicated by the CBP Officer)?

Asked about 1 year ago - La Jolla, CA

purpose of domestic travel is for a meeting with an NGO
what are the documents needed?
travel date is after the end of program (which is essentially after the F-1 visa expiration date indicated in the US VISA stamp)

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  1. Jeff L. Khurgel


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . The F-1 visa is simply the document that permitted you entry into the country, its expiration does not have a bearing as to whether you can travel domestically. As a student, maintaining your student status is what keeps you here in status. Speak to your DSO and make sure your I-20 continues to be valid.

    Former USCIS and Department of State Embassy Officer -- Khurgel Immigration Law Firm -- 4199 Campus Drive, Suite... more
  2. Lynne Rogers Feldman

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . what matters is whether you have time left on the I-20 not the visa if you are travelling domestically.

    Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
    Concentrating in Immigration Law

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  3. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The sticker in your passport is meaningless.

    The I-94, I-20 and SEVIS papers are the important ones to carry with your passport.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- -- -- This blog posting... more

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