UC Berkeley students seeking visas encounter pandemic-related difficulties

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several campus international students are facing difficulties obtaining visas. Because most embassies are not prioritizing students, international students who have either had to leave the United States or who have never been able to come to campus are limited by the backlog.

As campus plans to return to in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester, international students seeking visas to study in the United States are facing difficulties related to COVID-19 measures that may prevent them from getting to campus.
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