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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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October 30, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system that maintains information about F-1 and M-1 students, their F-2 and M-2 dependents, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools and principal and designated school officials (P/DSOs). SEVP supports...
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September 24, 2019
A Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified public high school (grades 9-12) can enroll both F-1 international students and also enroll exchange visitor students through a U.S. Department of State designated Secondary School Student Exchange Program. F students may only attend a public...
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June 20, 2019
It is summer time and the rush of student applications for the fall term is at its height. As you prepare to sign the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students,” and send it to students, be sure to read the School Attestation statement on the first page the Form I-20 and...
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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....

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