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Applying for a U.S. Visa Stamp

Visa application requirements and wait times can vary from one country to the next. Check the web site of the U.S. Embassy in the country from which you will travel for specific information and requirements and to schedule an interview. Allow enough time abroad for visa processing. Keep in mind that your visa process may be delayed if documents are missing or if the consular officer has additional questions.

Please note that you should review the U.S. consulate’s website for your home country for the required forms needed, fees, and other requirements.

F-1 and J-1 Students & Dependents

J-1 Scholars & Dependents

Processing Time Information

Processing times can vary from country to country. Please check the U.S. State Department’s website for the latest visa wait times and important news about visa processing.

Some applications will be subject to security clearances, which in rare cases, can cause delays. Neither Shepherd University nor International Student Affairs can influence processing times for these clearance checks.