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The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is dedicated to open communications with students and school officials to provide support while studying in the United States. See SEVP’s multiple contact options below for more information.

For general SEVP questions, contact the SEVP Response Center. Our goal is to answer your questions during your initial call. Please be advised that if your question or issue requires research, we will respond as quickly as possible.

  • Telephone: 703-603-3400
  • Email: sevp@ice.dhs.gov
  • Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, except holidays.

Additional SEVP Contact Information 

Click on the tabs below for additional contact information by subject area.

Mailing Address

Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Attn: (Branch Name or Job Title)
DHS/ICE
500 12th Street SW Stop 5600
Washington, DC 20536-5600

SEVIS System Technical Help

Students and school officials can contact the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Help Desk at 800-892-4829 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET. You can also send an email to SEVISHelpDesk@ice.dhs.gov.

I-901 SEVIS Fee

Students can call the I-901 SEVIS fee hotline at 212-620-3418 or send an email to fmjfee.sevis@ice.dhs.gov.

Students can also visit the I-901 section of the SEVP website.

Form I-515A, “Notice to Student or Exchange Visitor”

Students can send an email to sevis.I-515@ice.dhs.gov or visit the I-515A page for quick tips.

Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student”

If school officials have questions related to the Form I-17 in SEVIS, contact the SEVIS Help Desk at 800-892-4829 or SEVISHelpDesk@ice.dhs.gov.

If school officials have questions related to completing the Form I-17, contact the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400 or sevp@ice.dhs.gov.

School Certification

School officials can call the School Certification hotline at 703-603-3400 or send an email to schoolcert.sevis@ice.dhs.gov.

Driver’s License or Social Security Number

For questions related to DMV/driver’s license or Social Security numbers, send an email to dmvssa.sevp@ice.dhs.gov.

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