After you have the SEVIS fee receipt, you can apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Please note that Canadian citizens do not need to obtain a visa; instead they obtain their immigration status when crossing the U.S. border. Please see the visa application web page
for more information. In light of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit U.S. embassy websites for updates on closures and changes in procedures.