On November 5, OAP will update our visa-related web content. To support this work there will be a scheduled outage from 6am-12pm when the content will be unavailable. The visa request tools will remain available during this time.

For the past two years, our team has been reviewing visa content with an eye toward improving the user experience. Thank you to the unit administrators and scholars who assisted in testing the new content. Improvements include the following:

  • Improved navigation
  • Streamlined content for both unit administrators and international scholars
  • Enhanced visa landing page with feed from OAP blog
  • How to Sponsor pages describing the step-by-step visa sponsorship process for J-1, H-1B, E-3, and TN visas and permanent residence
  • Enhanced unit administrator landing page with links to key resources
  • A single Visa Fees page describing all fees associated with UW-sponsored visas

This improvement included restructuring the visa web content, which means most page URLs are changing. OAP will redirect from the old links for a period of time, but consider updating your office’s links to use the new page URLs so the links do not break in the future.

Contact acadvisa@uw.edu with any questions or feedback on the new content/structure.