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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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November 20, 2019
On Nov. 20, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP External Training Application (SETA), an online learning management tool for current and prospective school and sponsor officials.  The SETA platform is independent of SEVIS and must be accessed on a separate...
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October 22, 2019
If you want to study in the United States, you should start by researching schools and programs of study that meet your interests and qualifications. International students can only attend schools that are Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified. You can use the School Search page to...
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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 after their optional practical training (OPT) authorization ends. You will now only be able to access your SEVP Portal account for six months after...
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September 17, 2019
September is National Preparedness Month! The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), encourage international students and schools to take this time to plan and prepare for emergency...

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