International Student & Scholar Services remains open for normal operations throughout the summer. ISSS will close for official UA Holidays including Memorial Day on Monday, May 31 and in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 5.
Need a longer appointment? Book an appointment with ISSS online.
For all other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-348-5402. Please be sure to provide your full name and CWID (if known) with your inquiry.
Based on The University of Alabama’s announced plan to return to full-time, in-person instruction under normal operations in the Fall 2021 Semester, all F-1 and J-1 students must resume regular in-person enrollment under standard F-1 and J-1 guidance beginning in the Fall 2021 Semester as outlined on our Full-Time Enrollment Page.
For full details, please see our SEVP Guidance section on the Coronavirus Page.
- CDC COVID TESTING REQUIREMENT – Effective January 26, 2021, negative COVID-19 Test Required to enter the U.S.
- To find COVID testing resources abroad, please check your country’s Ministry of Health page or this Department of State Country Specific COVID-19 Resource Page.
- CDC SELF-QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT – After travel, those without FDA-Approved Vaccine must 7-Day Self-Quarantine with a negative viral test or 10-Day Self-Quarantine if no test.
- TRAVEL BAN UPDATE – National Interest Exception Update (May 27, 2021) –
- Effective now, NIE is available for students, certain academics, entering from European Schengen Zone and UK and Ireland.
- Effective for programs starting or resuming after August 1, 2021, NIE is available for students, certain academics, entering from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, and India.
- Please see our Entry Ban section for guidance regarding current COVID-19 Entry Bans
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
- NEW STUDENT COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE – If you are a new student please see our page for all COVID-19 related questions that you may have.
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENT & SCHOLAR SERVICES COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE – Current international students and international scholars should refer to this page for all immigration and travel related questions.
- UA COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE – The University of Alabama has created a website at healthinfo.ua.edu with updated information for the campus community.