COVID-19 UPDATE ON J-1 VISA ISSUANCE
In response to worldwide challenges related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of State is suspending routine visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates in these countries will cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 18, 2020. These embassies and consulates will resume routine visa services as soon as possible, but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please continue to check your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate's website for updates.
All international students must have a valid passport to enter the United States as a student. As an international student, you must obey the immigration laws and regulations of the United States. You are responsible for learning, understanding, and obeying the U.S. laws and regulations that apply to you.