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statements, guidance and FAQs previously released by SEVP also terminated on May 11, 2023, and this content may be outdated.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 covid19.state.gov 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.