The signature box is on page 3 of old I-20 forms (issued before summer 2015) and page 2 of new forms (issued during or after summer 2015).
When you make your travel plans you must submit the following to the NLC International Center at least 4 weeks before your trip date. Any requests submitted after this date we cannot guarantee processing/approval before your travel date.
Do not wait until the last minute. Please submit:
All travel requests are subject to review and approval by the F1 advisor in accordance with F1 visa regulations. We have the right to refuse to sign your I-20. Here are the most common reasons for denial of a travel signature:
If you changed to F1 status from another visa while in the United States, you must obtain a new F1 visa stamp at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate while on your travels. Make an appointment with an F1 advisor to learn how this process works.
Warning: US immigration has the final say on who is admitted or re-admitted to the United States. Anyone, even a student with a travel authorization signature, can be denied re-entry by a border official for any reason.
You may be asked to sign what is called a travel status contract if we cannot issue you a travel signature on the I-20.
You must make an appointment with an F1 advisor if you plan to be away for 5 months or longer, or if your travel will cause you to miss
any classes/required enrollment terms. Long travel may require approval from an F1 advisor at NLC. Make an appointment first to discuss if you think you need a semester or longer away.