Travel to the USA

Information about requirements for travelling to the United States of America is available on the Department of State's website at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html.

Nationals of certain countries are subject to additional travel restrictions. These restrictions sometimes change without notice. If you plan to travel to or through the USA, we strongly recommend that you review the lastest information.

For the latest information about travel restrictions, please look for an ALERT at the top of the Department of State's home page at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html.

We encourage any UVic community members who are concerned about how these travel restrictions may impact their studies, work or research to consult the following resources:

International Student Services

International Student Services provides immigration, settlement, academic and socio-cultural support for all undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking, exchange, visiting and visiting research students.

Contact
In person: International Student Centre, University Centre, Room B272
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-6361

International Programs

International Programs provides support for students, staff, faculty and researchers in the Gustavson School of Business.

Contact
In person: Business and Economics Building, Room 278
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-6419

International Co-op and Career

International Co-op and Career provides information for students preparing for an international co-op work term or career position as well as international students participating in the co-op program and seeking career support.

Contact
In person: Business and Economics Building, Room 408
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-6583 or 250-721-6076

Faculty of Graduate Studies

For any concerns including, for example:

  • Issues related to your academic progress
  • Leaves of absence
  • International research or conference travel
  • Graduate scholarships or awards
  • Travel grants
  • Oral defences

Contact Cathy Stacey in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact
In person: Dean's Office, University Centre, Room A207
Email:
Telephone: 250-472-5187

Support for staff

Each department has an assigned HR consultant to provide support for UVic staff.

Support for faculty

UVic faculty may contact Irene Statham in the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost.

Contact
Email:
Telephone: 250-472-4344

Support for researchers

Researchers at UVic, including visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows and sessionals, may contact Lori Shaw in the General Counsel's Office.

Contact
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-7668

Counselling Services

UVic Counselling Services provides professional, confidential, inclusive support for students.

Contact
In person: University Centre, Room B270
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-8341

For faculty and staff, free counselling support is available through our provider Optum Counselling Services. Employees or family members of employees can use this email to be in touch with Optum while they are outside Canada.

Contact
Email:
Telephone: 1-800-663-9099* (press 3 for crisis)

Multifaith Services

Multifaith Services provides support and spiritual care for all campus members.

Contact
In person: Multifaith Services Centre, located in the Interfaith Chapel
Email:
Telephone: 250-721-8338

Off-campus support

Civil-rights organizations:

BC Civil Liberties Association
bccla.org

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
ccla.org

Muslim advocacy groups:

Victoria Branch, The BC Muslim Association
org.thebcma.com/victoria

National Council of Canadian Muslims
nccm.ca

Government agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
cic.gc.ca/english

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

US Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs
travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html