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May 29, 2020
As the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) continues to receive stakeholder questions about the impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools...
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November 25, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) recently upgraded to Release 6.49. This latest release introduced new functionality, including the ability for designated school officials (DSOs) to upload the Form I-983, “Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students.” As a result of...
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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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October 10, 2019
Designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 30 days of the start of the school session. Regular student registration in SEVIS is necessary to track regulatory compliance for...
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August 29, 2019
If you receive a request from a student who has recently arrived in the United States under your school’s Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” to immediately transfer their record to another Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, use the...

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