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January 15, 2020
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released policy guidance titled, “Form I-20 Issuance and School Use of Recruiters,” in June 2019,...
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January 23, 2018
Like all F and M international students in the United States, international students at the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) level must attend a school certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). In addition to this certification, there are other rules a school must comply...
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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)...