Updates on the Fall 2020 Semester
News and information about SVA’s plans for online instruction and more.
Coming to SVA
Preparing for Your J-1 Visa Application

This information is for exchange visitors who plan to enter the United States for the first time as an exchange student, visiting professor or research scholar. For information on how to apply for an exchange visitor visa, please contact the International Student Office or refer to the U.S. Department of State website.

Important Information

  • SVA Code Numbers

    SEVIS ID: listed on the upper right corner of your DS-2019

    SVA's Program Number: P-1-26541

  • U.S. Entry Timeline

  • Note for Canadian Citizens

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Visa Application Form

  • Contact Your Local U.S. Consulate or Embassy

  • Schedule Your Interview Appointment

  • Pay the Visa Application Fee

  • Pay the $220 SEVIS Fee (only for initial visa requests)

  • List of Documents to Prepare for the Interview

  • The Visa Interview

Fax:  212.592.2241

Advisement Hours


Virtual Drop-In Hours:

Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Virtual Zoom Advising:

Click here to make an appointment



Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.