Traveling Outside the United States for H-1B Employees
Re-entering the U.S.
To re-enter the U.S., you need the following documents:
- A valid passport
- A valid H-1B visa (See Visa Exceptions below)
- The original lower portion of the I-797 approval notice and a copy of the upper portion.
- A copy of the entire H-1B petition that UM filed. If you have not received a copy, please ask for one from the OIS.
- Evidence that you continue to be employed according to the terms and conditions of your H-1B petition (i.e. three most recent paycheck stubs, a letter from your employing department).
Citizens of Canada and Bermuda are exempt from visa requirements.
See Automatic Revalidation for information on traveling with an expired visa.
Traveling to a Country Other than your Country of Citizenship
Before traveling to another country of which you are not a citizen, check the United States re-entry requirements, as well as that country's travel requirements. A list of U.S embassies and consulates can be found here. Foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S. can be found here.
Please note that you can re-enter the United States from Canada with an expired U.S. visa stamp if you meet the criteria.