Immigration advising is available for visa-related support during this time. Immigration advisors are working as usual but physical access to our offices is restricted due to health and safety concerns.

Travel Guidance for VCU International Students, Scholars, and Employees

View travel abroad guidance for VCU international students, scholars and employees.

VCU COVID-19 Guidelines


F-1 Visa Guidance for Fall 2022

If you have an F-1 visa, you are responsible for understanding and complying with the F-1 visa regulations. If you do not comply with the F-1 regulations, you could lose your F-1 status (difficult and costly for you to restore).  

GEO has prepared extensive F-1 visa guidance for the fall 2022 semester. Please view the immigration faqs to review GEO's guidance.

Then, if you have any questions about the guidance, or about the appropriate use of your F-1 visa, please send an email to and one of our Immigration Services team members will respond to you shortly. 

Contact Us

We welcome your US visa-related questions and concerns. It is almost always easier to answer your initial questions by email than by phone. Please send an email to and an Immigration adviser will respond to you. We check this email regularly during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and often after hours).

Due to COVID-19, we are working remotely. For everyone's safety, please do not come to GEO in person unless you are invited to do so by a GEO staff member.

Office Location

912 West Grace Street, 4th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23284

Walk-in Hours

Suspended until further notice.

Courier Address

GEO, 912 West Grace Street, 4th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23284

Regular US Mail Address

GEO, Box 843043, Richmond, Virginia 23284

Main Telephone

(804) 828-0595

Main Email

Emergency Contact

If you need urgent immigration support when our office is closed, please call VCU Police. Identify yourself as a VCU international student or scholar and VCU Police will contact the appropriate immigration staff member.

Non-Emergency: (804) 828-1196

Emergency: (804) 828-1234