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May 23, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor...
Important Message Regarding SEVP Fees
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Students review their reporting requirements
March 21, 2019
If you are participating in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT), you must regularly check in with your designated school official (DSO) throughout your training opportunity to maintain F-1 status. You are required to check in with your DSO to...
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...

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