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Hours of Operation

The Cranwell International Center is open Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Walk-in Immigration Advising Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Last Chance for Winter Travel Signatures!

If you are an F or J visa holder and you plan to travel outside the United States during a break, you may need to obtain a signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 for re-entry to the U.S. Please be aware that the Cranwell International Center will close at 12 p.m. on December 24 and reopen on January 5. 

  • Travel signatures are valid for one year. If your current travel signature will expire before you return to the U.S, you will need a new signature. 
  • Travel signatures are located on the 3rd page of the I-20, and on the first page of the DS-2019. 
  • If you need a new signature, click the "make an appointment" button to get your travel signature at the Cranwell International Center or come during walk in advising hours (see below). 
  • Bring your passport, I-20, and completed Travel Signature Request Form to your appointment. 


  • Get a travel signature every year, even if you don’t have travel plans. If you’re faced with an emergency and need to travel suddenly, we may not be able to accommodate your need for a signature at short notice. We don’t provide signatures outside of normal office hours. Be prepared! 
  • If you have travel plans, make sure you make an appointment to get your travel signature at least 2 weeks before you leave campus. Certain holds on your student account can prevent your immigration advisor from signing your I-20 or DS-2019 for travel.

Spring International Student Orientation: January 14 – 19, 2015

Cranwell International Center is pleased to welcome new incoming international students in January! We are delighted that you have chosen to be part of the Virginia Tech community. Please use the "New Student" section of our website to assist you as you complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist and for updated information about International Student Orientation. Our staff is here to assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. As part of your arrival and orientation process, it's important that you check-in with us at Cranwell International Center. We have check-in sessions for new international students on January 14 and 15. These sessions will provide you with important and practical information to help you adjust to your new surroundings and acclimate you to Virginia Tech. Undergraduate students will also have their immigration documents processed during this time. Follow the links below to sign up for your document check-in sessions and the Schiffert Health Center immunization clinic:​

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Contact Information

Cranwell International Center at Harper Hall
240 West Campus Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6527
Fax: 540-231-3808