Canadian citizens are not required to obtain a visa from the U.S. consulate prior to traveling to the United States. Instead, you must only present the information outlined below to the Immigration Official at the port of entry into the United States.
What Documents Do I Present When Entering the United States?
- I-20 or DS-2019 issued by Caltech
- SEVIS fee (I-901) receipt
- Proof of financial support. If you will receive funding from Caltech, bring your funding letter provided by the Graduate Office or the Office of Financial Aid. If you provided additional funding information to Caltech, you may also be asked to present this information to the port of entry officer.
How Can My Spouse or Children Enter the United States?
A separate I-20 or DS-2019 will be issued for each dependent (spouse and/or children), upon your request. Canadian citizen dependents do not need to obtain a visa from a U.S. consulate.
Please be prepared to show evidence of financial support to cover your dependent expenses for the length of your program or for a 12-month period, whichever is shorter. Please note that Caltech strongly recommends that you provide adequate health insurance for all dependents.