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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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DSO reviews contact information with an international student to ensure it is accurate
February 28, 2018
As a designated school official (DSO), it is important to ensure that your F and M international students have accurate information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), including an up-to-date email address. If your students are eligible to create an account for the SEVP...
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February 26, 2018
On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal for F-1 students participating in post-completion optional practical training (OPT) and M-1 students participating in practical training.The portal will allow these F-1 and M-1 students to report personal...
A designated school officials reads about SEVP recertification and SEVIS annual verification on a computer
February 16, 2018
When a school obtains Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification, it makes a legally binding commitment to comply with applicable federal regulations and reporting obligations. Two of these obligations include applying for SEVP recertification and completing Student and Exchange...
A principal designated school officials completes the SEVIS annual verification process on her laptop
February 2, 2018
The deadline for principal designated school officials (PDSOs) to complete their annual Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) verification is one month from today, on March 2, 2018. As of Jan. 31, 2018, 76 percent of schools have completed the process. If PDSOs do not complete...