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Community Notice: Visa information for new and returning students heading to the United States

Community 22 Jul, 2020 Follow News

Community Notice: Visa information for new and returning students heading to the United States

Students travelling to the United States this fall are advised that as of Monday, July 20, 2020, the United States Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, has resumed certain non-immigrant visa services, including student visas.

First-time and renewing student (F and M) visa applicants are advised to complete their visa application and seek an appointment online at: https://usvisa-info.com.

Student visa applicants are encouraged to apply early and to ensure they have complete documentation ready at interview in order to avoid delays in their visa process.

This includes providing a current Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) confirmation and I-20 Forms as outlined at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html#documentation.

Students with questions concerning the ‘online’ status of their program should contact their institution, university, college or school directly for guidance, information and documentation.

Additional information can be found directly on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) website www.ice.gov/news/releases/sevp-modifies-temporary-exemptions-nonimmigrant-students-taking-online-courses-during.

Students seeking visa appointments are reminded that the online appointment system is the only mechanism to register fee payment and secure an actual appointment date. Students seeking a particular date or dates, should check the system for updates as appropriate to your needs.

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