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March 19, 2019
The new Study in the States Facebook chatbot is live! The tool was launched on the Study in the States Facebook page to help prospective students...
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DSO reads instructions to transfer student records
March 5, 2019
If your F-1 students will graduate this semester and plan to continue their education at a different Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, as a designated school official (DSO), you are responsible for transferring student records in the Student and Exchange Visitor...
student and DSO review Portal Release 1.5 details
February 20, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently upgraded the SEVP Portal to Release 1.5. This latest release includes changes for students who currently use the portal and information that designated school officials (DSOs) will want to communicate to portal users. What students should...
PDSO completes annual verification
February 12, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) annual verification period runs from Dec. 2, 2018, to March 2, 2019. During this 90-day period, all principal designated school officials (PDSOs) and responsible officers (ROs) must verify annually that every PDSO, designated school...
DSO prepares student for SEVIS outage
January 29, 2019
Please be aware that the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) will undergo scheduled maintenance and will not be available from Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. EST to Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 8 a.m. EST. Designated school officials should ensure that all F and M students have...

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