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December 18, 2018
As 2018 ends, Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) Director Rachel Canty highlights the program's achievements throughout the year in the...
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DSO completes mandatory verification
December 4, 2018
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) verification period runs from Dec. 2, 2018, to March 2, 2019. During this 90-day period, all principal designated school officials (PDSO), designated school officials (DSO), responsible officers (RO) and alternate responsible officers (ARO...
DSO registers international students in SEVIS
August 20, 2018
Among many other back-to-school responsibilities, designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). DSOs must complete registration for all appropriate SEVIS records within 30 days of the...
DSO and student discuss requirements to maintain status
August 14, 2018
While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain your F or M student status. Your student status relates to the purpose for or reason why you want to come to the United States. If you take any action that detracts from that purpose, you risk losing your status and being sent to your...
DSO submits Form I-17 update on a locked petition
July 26, 2018
Regulations require Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified institutions to report any changes to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” or the program of study listed on the form within 21 days of the change. Failure to do so may...

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