All international students, scholars and family members planning to depart temporarily from the U.S. and return to the Yale area must have a valid passport in order to exit the U.S. The passport must also be valid for a minimum of six months into the future at the time of re-entry to the U.S. There are a few exceptions to this passport rule outlined on the government website (look for "Countries with Agreements...")
Except for Canadian citizens, all international students, scholars and family members will also need to have a valid U.S. visa stamp in their passport specific to their current activities (teacher, student, researcher, etc…). If your current visa has expired, you will need to apply for a new visa while outside the U.S. Information about renewing your visa can be found on this website.
Choose a visa type below for specific requirements for international travel.
Please select your visa type to see the details of travel requirements.
Medex Travel Assistance Program