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I have an F-1 visa, and I want to go to El Paso, TX with my family that lives there. Is it possible to cross the border with my visa? It doesn't expire until 2020.

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It doesn't matter when your visa expires. If your program has ended, you cannot enter the US in F-1 status. The immigration officer at the border will check your I-20 to ensure that you are eligible for F-1 status; if your program has ended, you won't have a valid I-20.

To enter the US, therefore, you'll need a B visa unless you're eligible for the visa waiver program or other visa-free entry.

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