If you are a school official considering Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification, check out the What to Know About SEVP Certification page for prospective school officials on Study in the States. If you are considering submitting a petition to SEVP to enroll international students, this page has the information you need.
SEVP certification authorizes your institution to enroll international students after they enter the United States. Schools may petition to enroll:
- Only F students (i.e. academic students)
- Only M students (i.e. vocational students)
- Both F and M students
The page covers the price of certification, how long it takes to become certified, if your school is eligible and what your school’s responsibilities would be if you become certified. For more information on what to know before SEVP certification, read the new page.
For case specific issues, please contact the SEVP Response Center.