Information on visa duration for foreign nationals in the United States

Foreign nationals in the United States on all relevant categories of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visas are normally obliged to depart the United States on or before their immigration status expires, as indicated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the visa holder’s admittance stamp placed inside the passport upon their entry into the United States or on the paper I-94.  The “Admit Until Date” (AUD) is the date until which the individual is authorized to remain in the United States.  For visa classifications other than students and exchange visitors, this will be a firm date.  For students and other exchange visitors, this date is “D/S” or Duration of Status, meaning that they can remain in the United States for as long as they maintain their student or exchange visitor status.

Visa holders who do not depart the United States before the AUD or D/S expires, or who otherwise violate their status, may be subject to removal or other visa ineligibilities.

Because of the disruptions to international travel caused by the spread of COVID-19, we recognize that many visa holders may find it difficult to return to their home countries or to depart the United States before their AUD or D/S expires.

Information on measures taken due to COVID-19 related to departures is available on the website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, at

Information on special situations and extending visas can be found at:

The U.S. Department of State recommends that Jordanian visa holders in the United States follow local and national guidelines with regard to quarantines, physical distancing, and other measures designed to combat the spread of the virus.