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December 6, 2018
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) latest resource page on Maintaining Accurate SEVIS Records is now available. As a designated school...
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June 15, 2015
Only schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) can enroll F and/or M international students. The first step to gain SEVP certification is to complete the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student.” A payment is required as part of...
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June 10, 2015
This June, there will be an important update made to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). As a result, SEVIS will be unavailable beginning 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 26 through 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 28.  It is important that designated school officials (DSOs) and...
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May 7, 2015
The school year is winding down for institutions across the United States with a traditional academic calendar. The end of the year can lead to a lot of changes for your international students, such as graduation, school transfers or a change of student status. As a designated school official (DSO...
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May 6, 2015
As a designated school official (DSO), you are responsible for helping your F and M students maintain their nonimmigrant status while studying in the United States. This includes updating and maintaining their student records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). To help...