Visa Information


APS Condemns Recent Rule Change by ICE
"The APS leadership expresses its outrage at the recent rule change by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel F-1 and M-1 visas for students studying off-campus because of the pandemic emergency."
 Read the July 8, 2020 Letter to APS Members
 ICE Reverses Directive on International Student Visas, July 14, 2020

APS Actions in Response to US Visa Proclamation
"On June 22, the White House issued a Proclamation that suspends entry of particular non-immigrants into the United States...Here we share the information we have and the steps APS is taking to minimize harm to physics research and education in the US."
 Read the June 26, 2020 Letter to APS Members

APS Board Statement on Treatment of Students and Scientists of International Origin in the US
Our national response to the pandemic can only succeed with the broadest participation by scientists. The APS Board therefore notes with great concern reports that many students and scientists of international origin in the US feel they are under attack." 
 Read the May 21, 2020 Statement 

Travel to the United States

Visa Information
Learn about the visa application process, obtain information about visa interviews, estimate wait times for visa processing, and more.
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Visa Help
What to do if your visa application is delayed and tips to avoid problems.
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Travel from the United States

Traveling Abroad from the United States
Information for U.S. citizens and non-citizens traveling to meetings outside of the United States.
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Visas and Immigration
Learn about APS' recent advocacy efforts concerning U.S. immigration and visa issues. 
 APS Office of Government Affairs

Meeting Organizers

Organizing an International Meeting in the United States
Learn how to register international meetings with the U.S. Department of State and information to provide to international meeting attendees.
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Historic Support

Support for Improved Visa Policy
APS and the scientific community actions and support to improve U.S. visa policy and promote the free circulation of scientists.
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