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


Walk-ins: Mon.–Thurs., 12:00–3:00pm

Phone Advising: Mon.–Wed., 10:00am–12:00pm 

Fridays are Closed for Processing



Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.