Visa processing times and procedures do vary by country. For example, some Embassies/Consulates may want to see a recent transcript, others won’t. Some Embassies/Consulates require a personal interview, others don’t. It is therefore recommended that you have a friend or relative call the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country to find out processing times and procedures. Or, you may want to call the visa processing office at the Department of State at (202) 663-1225 or visit their website for more information. In addition, if you are studying or conducting research in one of fields listed below on the "Technology Alert List", you may be subject to a security check that could take up to several months to complete. You will want to plan your trip accordingly.
Upon your return you are required to report to UC International Services immediately with your new visa. We have to maintain a copy of it in your student file.