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International Student Center

COVID-19 F-1 Visa Resources

Contacting the International Student 


 You are not alone!  

All staff at the International Student Program are working remotely to assist our current and prospective students during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here to help!

To schedule an on-line appointment with our international student counselors and immigration advisors or general questions,  please call 949-451-5414.  Our staff are available to assist you during our business hours which are Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm.  (IVC is closed on Fridays during the summer).

You can also email for assistance.  Please be sure to leave your name, student ID number and telephone number.

For emergencies or after hour emergencies, 
please call 949-451-5693.

SEVP Guidance Update:

Greetings international students:
IVC and the International Student Program wanted to alert you to the outcome of an emergency hearing in the federal courts related to the SEVP Guidance from July 6.  The US government has rescinded (canceled) the July 6 and July 7 guidance and, as of today, the current guidance from March 2020, which allows students to take on-line classes during the COVID-19 emergency, is in effect.
This is breaking news and we anticipate additional information from SEVP/SEVIS to be forthcoming, but we wanted to alert you to this important update now.  We will notify you when any update from SEVP/SEVIS is received.
Please continue to review your IVC and International Student Program emails for updated information as it becomes available.
The International Student Office​


FAQs to Assist International Students D​uring COVID-19:

(FAQs will be updated as events change):

ISP Office Hours, Appointments, Contact:

How to Schedule OnLine Appointments with ISP Staff.pdf
(Updated:  May 25)​

Health Insurance Enrollment & Waiver Information for Fall 2020:

  Please visit Health Insurance​ for information about IVC health insurance requirements for fall 2020 enrollment and the Health Insurance Exemption requirements for students who are outside of the United States.​

Immigration & Travel FAQ:

 ​How Do I Transfer My SEVIS Record?:


Country Specific Travel Information:

F-1 Visa Health Insurance and Health Care:

ISP COVID-19 Workshop Recordings: 


Upcoming Zoom Workshops for Students:

  For a list of upcoming workshops related to a variety of subjects 
  including health care, academic, immigration and FUN, 
  please visit:


ISP Video Messages:



Please check back frequently as we will continue
 to add important information to help you as an
IVC international student!



T: 949-451-5414
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