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November 9, 2018
Many different visa categories permit nonimmigrants to travel to the United States. Nonimmigrant international students usually enter the United...
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DSO reads frequently asked questions about the SEVP Portal
September 13, 2018
Since the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP Portal on March 23, SEVP has collected the most common questions about the portal from its stakeholders.The following questions are among the top questions from designated school officials (DSOs) about the SEVP Portal.Can I be...
Student logs in to the SEVP Portal
August 16, 2018
Since the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP Portal on March 23, SEVP has collected the most common questions about the portal from students and designated school officials (DSOs).The following questions are among the top questions from students about the SEVP Portal.What...
Student reports qualifying position as OPT employment
July 5, 2018
A volunteer position that is not directly related to an F-1 student’s course of study does not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment on a student’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System record. If you report a non-qualifying volunteer...
Student uses SEVP Portal resources on Study in the States
April 5, 2018
Study in the States has several free resources to help international students and designated school officials (DSOs) understand the SEVP Portal. The SEVP Portal, which launched on March 23, 2018, is a tool for F-1 students on post‑completion optional practical training (OPT), including the science...

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