It is strongly recommended that you always carry your original documents when traveling internationally and within the US.
J-1 Scholars and their dependents
H-1B Employees and their dependents
- Original, unexpired Form I-797 Approval Notice
- Valid H-1B/H-4 visa
- Valid passport
- Entire H-1B packet you received from OIA
- Travel Letter from OIA (request at least one week before traveling)
- Employment confirmation letter from your department
NOTE: Please visit our section on Automatic Visa Revalidation if you are traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean islands.