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July 9, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the Department of State are working to create one person, one record in the Student and Exchange...
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Students in caps and gowns prepare to graduate
May 9, 2019
As the school year winds down for many institutions across the United States, some of your F-1 international students may be preparing to graduate. As a designated school official (DSO), use this time to familiarize yourself and your international students with important graduation reminders....
authorizing a reduced course load
April 18, 2019
F and M students studying in the United States must enroll in a full course of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. However, there may be times when students are unable to take a full course of study. In these instances, a principal designated school official (...
DSO reads instructions to submit correction request
March 26, 2019
School officials must maintain accurate student records and address all errors in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) immediately. Inaccurate data can affect the status of a student’s SEVIS record, can put a student’s eligibility for benefits at risk and can put their...
PDSO completes annual verification
February 12, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) annual verification period runs from Dec. 2, 2018, to March 2, 2019. During this 90-day period, all principal designated school officials (PDSOs) and responsible officers (ROs) must verify annually that every PDSO, designated school...

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