Travel Request Instructions

Are you outside the Syracuse area and need a travel signature?

In order to get a new I-20/DS-2019 with a travel signature when you are outside the Syracuse area or outside the U.S., please send us the following information via our office email account lescis@syr.edu:

  1. Provide us your name and SUID number
  2. Attach scans of your passport (include expiration page) and visa
  3. Attach proof of current health insurance
  4. Attach proof of medical evacuation and repatriation insurance

If you have the mandatory Student AETNA plan, the plan includes this coverage.

Plans recommended for students exempt from the mandatory AETNA plan (ISP, HTH and ISO) also include medical evacuation and repatriation. 

If you have POMCO insurance through your assistantship, it does not include medical evacuation or repatriation and you are required to purchase it.

If you are on practical training (OPT or AT) and have insurance through your employment, most employer provided insurance plans do not include this coverage. 

You can purchase medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.

  1. If you are on OPT or AT, please include in the email your current US. address and your employer’s name and address.  Your SEVIS record must be updated with information and we will then be able to verify that we have your current address and employer information.

For shipment of the replacement I-20/DS-2019, Syracuse University’s Slutzker Center for International Services can send the new I-20/DS-2019 to you by regular mail or airmail overseas which is not trackable and may take 7-10 days to be delivered inside the U.S., 3-4 weeks to be delivered outside the U.S.

You may wish to arrange for the new I-20/DS-2019 to be sent via express mail.  The Slutzker Center for International Services uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your I-20 or DS-2019 through Fedex, UPS or DHL in 3-5 days.  For instructions on processing the shipment of your documents, please see Document Shipping Options