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Domestic Travel Information for Foreign Nationals in the U.S.

Section 264(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires foreign nationals over the age of 18 to carry certain documentation with them at all times. Specifically, Section 264(e) provides: "Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d). Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both."

Therefore as proof of your registration as a non-immigrant alien, OIA strongly encourages you to carry on your person, especially when you travel within the U.S., the documents appropriate to your status:

J Status

  • Valid Passport
  • Most recent I-94 card/number
  • Valid Form DS-2019

F Status

 

  • Valid Passport
  • Most recent I-94 card/number
  • Valid Form I-20

H Status and O Status

  • Valid Passport
  • Most Recent I-94 card/number
  • Copy of I-797 Approval Notice
  • Recent pay stubs showing that you are currently employed at Jefferson

TN Status

  • Valid Passport
  • Most Recent I-94 Card marked for your employment at Jefferson
  • Recent pay stubs showing that you are currently employed at Jefferson