Arriving in the United States

When arriving at a US port of entry, an exchange visitor should have the following on their person (do not pack these items in your luggage):


  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond the anticipated end date of his/her program) with valid US visa
  • Form DS-2019
  • Documentation of sufficient financials to support the Exchange Visitor during his/her time in the US (approximately $1500/month, more if accompanied by dependents)


Upon arrival at a US port of entry, the officer will ask for your passport and immigration documents. Be prepared to answer questions about ties to your home country, your reason for entering the US, and your program at Saint Michael’s College.

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