2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your current immigration status and study under the current coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions.

As of June 26, 2020

Visa Processing Updates

If you are currently outside the United States and need an F-1 visa stamp to return to the U.S., please use THIS WEBSITE to check the status of your local office as they begin to reopen for non-emergency visa processing. Please also note that some U.S. Consulates/Embassies are renewing F-1 visa stamps without requiring the in-person interview so please inquire with the office directly for directions.

Travel Restriction Updates

Currently there are still many countries that have restrictions on non-essential travel for non-citizens. Please visit THIS WEBSITE to see a live interactive map of current travel restrictions. Keep in mind the travel restrictions to enter the country generally only apply if you are NOT a citizen of that country.

ISC Hours During COVID

As a reminder the ISC remains open virtually. We are available to you via email, Zoom, and our new chat feature on our website from 1:00pm-4:00pm (PST) Monday through Thursday. We are also checking mail delivered to our office weekly if you are expecting any documents (such as EAD card or SSN).

You are always welcome to email our general ISC inbox at, or you can contact your assigned immigration advisor directly based on the last digit of your SU ID number (below):


Seattle U ID Number Ends In:

Primary ImmigrationAdvisor


0, 1, 2, and 3

Sabeen Chaudhry

4, 5, and 6

Lauren Albano

7, 8, and 9

Marie Johnston

J Visa, Law, Doctoral

Dale Watanabe

These are challenging and fluid times.  Your cooperation will help things go smoothly.  We are working hard to keep you updated.  You can help by following these rules:

  • Stay home
  • Stay away from others when you are sick
  • Disinfect surfaces around your home
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Stay out of public and if you are out, please keep a safe distance between yourself and others (at least 6 feet or 1,8288 Meters)
  • Respect that there will be temporary changes that may impact you to keep others safe

 Helpful Information During Pandemic

We encourage you to visit these websites for information on university support and how to stay healthy during this pandemic.


With fear around the pandemic, you may have personally experienced harassment. If you are harassed, please report it by calling 911 or using this anonymous online reporting tool from Stop AAPI Hate. We do not tolerate this kind of activity and together we can help stop it.