Q and A


Can I bring medication into the USA?

Hi, I’m going to be traveling to the USA on a J1 visa which is a 12 month program. I was wondering if it possible to travel with 12 months worth of medication or I would have to have it sent via mail to me?


Hi, how are you?

The recommendation is to bring ‘no more and no less’ than you require. Unfortunately this is not a specific number. Any medication that you do bring should be in hand luggage, in its original packaging and with a prescription note detailed for personal use.

12 months is an extended duration. Without talking to the US embassy it is not possible to say if a full 12 month course of medication is considered necessary when it can be mailed.

This is the website used for this information.

As I-base is not set up for travel enquires, any further information will need to be sought from the embassy.



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