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November 15, 2019
Your international students may be planning to travel for the holidays, including outside the United States. There are a few things you should know...
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October 30, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system that maintains information about F-1 and M-1 students, their F-2 and M-2 dependents, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools and principal and designated school officials (P/DSOs). SEVP supports...
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October 22, 2019
If you want to study in the United States, you should start by researching schools and programs of study that meet your interests and qualifications. International students can only attend schools that are Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified. You can use the School Search page to...
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October 15, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal recently upgraded to Release 1.10, which changes how long students can access the SEVP Portal after their optional practical training (OPT) authorization ends. You will now only be able to access your SEVP Portal account for six months after...
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October 10, 2019
Designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 30 days of the start of the school session. Regular student registration in SEVIS is necessary to track regulatory compliance for...

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