As a student on a nonimmigrant visa, you must have the following documents as evidence of your legal status: 

Things to keep in mind about your documents:

  • Be sure to keep your documents in a safe place!
  • Keep copies of all your documents in case they are lost or stolen.
  • Whenever you get new documents (passport, visa, etc.), please give a copy to ISS or come to the office so they can make one for you.
  • Keep copies of all old documents, including old I-20s or DS-2019.