Departure Checklist

Make certain you have these important documents in your carry-on luggage:

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Valid passport.

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Valid U.S. visa stamp (Canadian citizens exempt).

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Your Immigration Document (I-20 or DS-2019).

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Proof of financial support.

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Travel insurance to cover health expenses incurred in the U.S. in case of emergencies for any time you will not be insured.

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Sufficient funds in U.S. dollars to cover expenses for the first few weeks.

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Medical records including record of immunizations (in English); evidence of adequate insurance coverage.

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Marriage license and English translation if your spouse will accompany you.

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Valid foreign driver’s license and International Driver’s Permit and/or certified English translation. You won’t be able to drive in the U.S. without both documents.

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Temporary housing arrangements, including a place to stay the night of your arrival. Do not sign a lease for any property before you see it.

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Transportation arrangements from the airport to New Haven.