May 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of State is responsible for issuing nonimmigrant visas. The below resources from the State department include guidance on how…
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools that submitted procedural change plans for the spring session indicating alternative instruction procedures (including online-only classes) do not need to re-submit or re-affirm that they will be keeping the same alternative procedures during the summer session. Please note that if your school is making substantive changes, then you must re-submit procedural change plans. For assistance meeting your requirement to report procedural changes, download the COVID-19 School Reporting Template. This template is optional.
SEVP may require an update for the upcoming fall 2020 session but is not requiring one for this summer. However, SEVP-certified schools that have not yet filed procedural change plans and have active F or M students in programs this summer, will need to submit a procedural change plan, detailing any changes to existing procedures necessitated by COVID-19.
For more information, updates, and FAQs please refer to the Nonimmigrant Students and SEVP-Certified Schools section on the ICE Guidance on COVID-19 page.