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June 18, 2018
On June 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) invites designated school officials (DSOs) to tune in to the SEVP...
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January 19, 2017
Designated school officials (DSOs) must verify an international student’s financial information before issuing the student a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.”This process includes verifying both the cost and the funding sources of the student’s tuition, fees...
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December 27, 2016
As a designated school official (DSO), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign provides information about how you can help protect your international students that may be vulnerable to risks associated with human trafficking, especially those at the kindergarten through grade...
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November 17, 2016
Dependents are the spouses or children of an F-1 or M-1 student enrolled in a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. Parents are not eligible to enter the country under F-2 or M-2 status.This means that parents of children enrolled in a kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12)...
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October 27, 2016
As a designated school official at a kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) school, you play an important role in ensuring the safety of F-1 international students while they study in the United States.To help you fulfill this important responsibility, there are several free online resources for you...

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