Visa Process for Scholars

The information on this page provides an overview of the initial steps required of scholars who need a U.S. visa, regardless of which visa category they may be using. OISS will process requests as soon as we have received all necessary information from you and your host department.

Important Note for Those Currently Outside the U.S.:
Do not reserve your travel tickets until you have the proper visa status for your Yale appointment.

COVID-19 Protocols

Global, Connecticut and Yale University COVID-19 protocols are updated regularly. Please be sure to review our FAQs for international scholars and our COVID-19 page prior to your arrival in New Haven.


Preliminary Steps

For Canadians Special Note For Canadians:
You do not need to apply for a U.S. visa.

Next Steps

Follow the instructions below depending on your visa type.