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October 15, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal recently upgraded to Release 1.10, which changes how long students can access the SEVP Portal...
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June 18, 2019
As your institution’s time to renew their Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification approaches, make sure that you have these resources saved! These resources will be very helpful as your school prepares for the recertification process. Getting Started with SEVP Recertification –...
PDSO submits recertification petition
June 7, 2019
Principal designated school officials (PDSO) at Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools must submit for recertification by the school's certification expiration date (CED) to ensure school officials are following regulations when enrolling international students. The CED is...
SEVIS update vs recertification
April 25, 2019
Updates to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” and school recertification are two very different processes in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification life cycle. Below, learn the differences between filing for...
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October 23, 2018
School officials must update their institution’s Form I-17, "Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student," when information on the petition changes or does not reflect the institution’s current operating status. You must report any changes to your school’s Form I-17,...

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