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  • Autumn semester 2020

    Information for international students regarding returning to campus.

  • Virtual Advising

    Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs are available for virtual advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. via CarmenZoom.

  • Health Professionals

    Health professionals across the globe can sign up for Ohio State's Global One Health initiative's collection of online courses offered for free under the online Canvas Network.

Visa Information

How do I know which is the right visa for me?

Information about U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained from the U.S. Department of State at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

I’m a Canadian citizen; do I need to apply for a visa?

Canadian citizens do not need to obtain a visa before entering the United States. A Canadian citizen simply shows his or her I-20 or DS-2019 at the U.S. border, along with proof of Canadian citizenship. Upon entrance into the United States, a Canadian student should make sure to have his or her I-20 or DS-2019 properly processed and to receive an I-94 card. Without the I-94 card, students may not be able to fully check-in at Ohio State.