ICE Guidance During The COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID-19 FAQ)


Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced on April 18, 2022 continued flexibilities for F-1 students due to COVID-19 that will remain in effect through the 2022-23 Academic Year. At this time, the Exchange Visitor Program has not made any updates concerning extension of flexibilities for J-1 students.

Please note that the flexibilities for F-1 and J-1 students vary depending on when they started their program (and if they were continuously active). Please review the appropriate section below to determine the enrollment requirements that apply given your situation. If you are not sure which status you are, please feel free to email to ask!

F-1 and J-1 students who were enrolled before March 9th, 2020 (and have maintained status since then, including transfer and change of level students)

Students who started (or re-started) F-1 or J-1 status after March 9th, 2020