Port of Entry
All students should make arrangements to arrive in the United States no later than the date specified in item 5 on their SEVIS Form I-20.
At the port of entry, a United States immigration officer will ask you to present the following:
1. Your passport
2. Your SEVIS Form I-20
3. Your acceptance letter from Gallaudet
4. Proof of your financial support
After seeing these documents, the immigration officer should stamp "with F-1 D/S" on your I-20 form and return it to you.
Once your I-20 form has been taken care of, the officer will issue you a Form I-94, which will validate your entry and will note the length you are permitted to stay in the United States. Please keep your I-94 card with your immigration documents.
DO NOT lose your Form I-94 card.