passport validity

All international visitors to the U.S. are required to have valid passports.

Requirements for F-1s and J-1s:

F-1 students and J-1 students and scholars must have passports that are valid for at least six months past their date of admission to the U.S.

If your country is on the list below, the six months requirement does not apply, and your passport only needs to be valid on the date of entry to the U.S.

Requirements for other statuses:

Individuals in other statuses that have specific expiration dates on their I-94s, such as H-1, must have passports that are valid for at least six months longer than the date on the I-94.

If your country is on the list below, the six months requirement does not apply, and your passport only needs to be valid to the date on the I-94.

Passport Agreement List

Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Hong Kong (certificates of identity and passports)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Kuwait
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon

Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Senegal
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zimbabwe

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