Travel Policies for International Students

Any Saint Louis University international student planning international travel must have a valid travel signature on their I-20 or DS-2019. A travel signature is not required for travel within the United States.

Each travel signature is valid for six months from the date it was signed.

To obtain a travel signature:

  • Bring your passport and I-20 or DS-2019 to SLU's Office of International Services two weeks before your departure date.
  • Allow at least 48 hours for processing.
  • Ensure you are maintaining your status by confirming your full course load and updating your residential address via mySLU.
  • Complete a Travel Signature Request Form, available in the office.
  • Check your email frequently after submitting the form. Your international adviser will email you if there is an issue with your request.