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New Interim Final Guidance Open for Comment until Feb. 27

January 13, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released two new interim final guidance documents for public comment:

These guidance documents are open for public comment until Feb. 27, 2017, and found on the Study in the States SEVP Guidance for Comment page under “Interim Final Guidance.” This page also contains the procedure for submitting comments. Please note that once the open comment period closes, these guidance documents will be moved to the Policy drop down on the Schools section of

As official SEVP policy, interim final guidance documents establish standards and are used in SEVP adjudications. These documents are intended to clarify laws or regulations related to SEVP adjudications and do not replace or supersede those laws or regulations.

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