Welcome to TAMUCC. We are happy to know that you have chosen to attend Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
We are happy to know that you have chosen to attend Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
The information that follows is intended to give you an overview of the process that you will go through to get your visa and make your journey to the U.S. and ultimately to Corpus Christi.
We are looking forward to seeing you next semester. Please review the information provided, and feel free to contact Karin Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 361/825-2258 if you have any questions.
was created by the Department of Homeland Security
and provides valuable information about studying in
the United States and how to maintain your status.
Please take time to review this website.
guarantee entrance to the U.S. An immigration officer at the Port of Entry will determine your eligibility for admission into the U.S.
-If you are arriving by air, the airline staff will give you the forms to fill out before you land
YES: Gutierrez Smith
A CBP officer will guide you through the inspection process. You should have your travel documents ready, such as your passport, I-20, I-94, and CBP Declaration Form.
The officer will review your travel documents and ask questions, such as why you are visiting the U.S. and how long you will stay.
If all your documents are in order and you are admitted, the CBP officer will stamp your passport, I-94, and I-20 and will note your visa type and how long your are allowed to stay in the U.S. on both your I-94 and I-20.
The Officer will scan your fingerprints and take your photograph with a digital camera.
The officer should write D/S (Duration of Status) on your I-94. Duration of Status means you can stay in the U.S. as long as you are in status as a student AND you have a valid I-20.
You will be directed to collect your luggage and proceed through Customs.
Claim your luggage, submit your declaration form and get the luggage inspected before connecting to another flight or leaving the airport.
CBP Inspection Process:
from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and other cities.
by friends or family, you can take a taxi from the airport to
This option will cost you between $40 and $50.
Please send an e-mail to Ms. Karin Griffith to let her know you have completed this orientation. Your feedback to improve this presentation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Stop by Ms. Karin Griffith’s office in CCH 126 when you first come to campus. Please bring your Passport, I-94, and I-20. TAMUCC is required to check these documents to confirm your status in the United States.
We look forward to your arrival.