Students should never keep all foreign exchange in a single wallet.
Distribute foreign exchange and keep it in different packets in your person.
Never keep the foreign exchange in your check-in luggage.
If possible, buy a waist pouch to keep your passport and other documents.
Buy your requirement of foreign exchange in travelers’ cheque’s and prepaid cards with maximum amount loaded on the pre-paid card.
Please carry very minimum in bank notes.
Please keep the Purchase Agreement Form (PAF) of the travelers cheque’s separately from the travelers cheque’s since the PAF contain the details of your travelers’ cheque’s and the toll free numbers to be contacted in the event of loss of travelers’ cheque’s.
Priority should always be given to security while paying tuition fees. Telegraphic transfer is the most secured way of paying tuition fees from India to universities/colleges abroad payable in Foreign Exchange.
Foreign exchange Demand Draft is another secured option available to pay tuition fees. Students can carry tuition fees through Foreign exchange demand draft in the name of their education Institution from India.
Students can also pay tuition fees through Visa prepaid cards. However, the students should check with their institution on the acceptance of these cards before traveling abroad for studies.
Students can also pay tuition fees through traveler’s cheques.
Inform the immigration officer that you are a student.
Keep passport, SEVIS form, arrival-departure record form and customers declaration form ready.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped your SEVIS form on duration status (D/S) for “F” Visa holders.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped your SEVIS form for 30 days beyond program end date for “M” Visa holders.
Reconfirm if the inspecting officer has stamped the arrival-departure record form (I-94) and stapled it with the passport. After completing the visa and immigration formalities, you can go to collect your baggage.