The Duke Visa Services Office is Currently Closed and Operating Remotely

You can contact your Duke Visa Services Advisors by email or telephone. You can also send your questions to visahelp@mc.duke.edu for assistance.

Travel signatures for the Winter Break will be processed via Duke Box. If you need a travel signature or a new I-20 or DS-2019 for travel, please upload your I-20 or DS-2019, passport/visa page, and I-94 into your Duke Box and email the link to visahelp@mc.duke.edu for assistance. We will then verify your documents and send a travel document by Duke Box.

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News & Announcements

Biden Administration Extends Border Restrictions Through April 21, 2021

April 13, 2021

Ogletree Deakins Law Firm:
On March 18, 2021, the Biden administration extended ongoing travel restrictions along the United States-Canada and United States-Mexico land ports of entry through April 21, 2021. The restrictions, which were previously set to expire on March 21, 2021, prohibit all “non-essential” travel from entering the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions have been in effect since March 21, 2020.

Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

March 12, 2021

March 11, 2021 National Association for Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA): U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants until December 31, 2021. Previously the waiver was only available to individuals applying in the same nonimmigrant classification if their visa expired within the past 24 months. Now the expiration period is extended to 48 months. We hope this is a sign of more visa processing policy changes to come!

Appointments & Directions

Google Map of Duke Visa Services location
114 South Buchanan Blvd, Duke Box 90790, Durham, NC 27708