SEVP Releases Two Final Policy Guidance Documents
July 18, 2016
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published the following final policy guidance documents for SEVP adjudicators:
- SEVP Policy Guidance S13.1: Conditional Admission:
Interprets the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” issuance regulation for prospective F-1 and M-1 students (8 CFR 214.3(k)).
- SEVP Policy Guidance S13.2: The Form I-20 and the English Proficiency Field:
Explains how to utilize the English proficiency checkboxes on the Form I-20.
As official SEVP policy, final guidance documents establish standards and are used in SEVP adjudications. Final guidance documents are not open for public comment. These documents are intended to clarify laws or regulations related to SEVP adjudications and do not replace or supersede those laws or regulations.
For more information about SEVP policy guidance, please visit Study in the States.