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April 22, 2021
On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted notices in the Federal Register that provide Special Student Relief (SSR) for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Venezuela and Syria who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of emergent circumstances in their…
April 14, 2021
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that F-1 students who are applying for optional practical training (OPT) authorization can file the Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization,” online if filing under the following categories: Pre-Completion OPT; Post-…
March 31, 2021
On March 19, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest version of the annual SEVIS by the Numbers report. This year, the report features a "COVID-19 Impact" section highlighting the impact of pandemic on international student enrollment in the United States. Below is a…
March 25, 2021
On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will upgrade the I-901 fee payment system functionality on to allow for the transfer of bulk filer payments. Exchange Visitors reapplying for a visa within 12 months of the date of the initial Student and…