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DSOs: Complete Your F and M Students’ SEVIS Registration

August 20, 2018

Among many other back-to-school responsibilities, designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). DSOs must complete registration for all appropriate SEVIS records within 30 days of the start of the school session.

If you are a new DSO or need a reminder on the process, watch the Demonstration on How to Register Initial and Active Students on the SEVIS Help Hub. In this step-by-step video demonstration, you will learn:

  • How to determine if F-1 and M-1 students are eligible for SEVIS registration.
  • How to complete registration for F-1 and M-1 students in Initial or Active status.
  • Definitions of key terms and important dates to remember for SEVIS registration.
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Program regulations and policies related to SEVIS registration.

After you watch the demonstration, bookmark the F-1 and M-1 Registration User Guide for detailed SEVIS registration instructions, links to relevant federal regulations and more.

Want information about mass registration in SEVIS? Watch the Demonstration on How to Perform Mass Registration of Nonimmigrant Students and read the Mass Registration User Guide, all available on the SEVIS Help Hub.

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