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Students: Learn Where to Find Guidance on Student Visas

May 14, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) ended its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance on May 11, 2023, consistent with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. As a result, all related statements, guidance and FAQs previously released by SEVP also terminated on May 11, 2023, and this content may be outdated. Learn more


The U.S. Department of State is responsible for issuing nonimmigrant visas. The below resources from the State department include guidance on how to apply for a student visa and where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information on the impact of COVID-19 on visa services.

Overview of student visas

Visit the Student Visa page to learn how to apply for a student visa.

Latest news updates related to visa services

Monitor the U.S. Visas News page for the latest updates on U.S. visas, including news about visa services and policies.

Find a U.S. Embassy

Find the website of your local U.S. Embassy for the embassy’s contact information and information on visa services.

Ask State a COVID-19 question

Visit to use the State department’s FAQ tool and find the department’s latest guidance related to COVID-19. 

For guidance and resources from other government partners involved in the international student life cycle, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.  

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