The International Offices at Caltech and JPL consist of International Scholar Services (ISS), International Student Programs (ISP) and the International Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The International Offices work together to support the international community at Caltech and JPL and to enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of students and scholars from abroad through knowledge and expertise in immigration, advising, and cross-cultural programming.
By end of May 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will replace paper I-94 cards with electronic I-94 records at all air and sea ports of entry.
Review your electronic I-94 on the CBP website after each arrival and either save an electronic copy or print a hard copy for your records. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Social Security Administration may still require a printed copy of the I-94.
Increased security at U.S. ports of entry may affect inspection times for individuals entering in F or J status, as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must verify each electronic SEVIS record.
Consider potential delays when arranging connecting flights and airport pick-ups. Having appropriate documentation can help:
- Valid I-20 or DS-2019, signed within last 12 months
- Valid F or J visa (Canadians exempt)
- Valid passport (valid 6 months beyond date of entry)