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February 20, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently upgraded the SEVP Portal to Release 1.5. This latest release includes changes for students...
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December 1, 2016
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will host the SEVIS 6.31 Pre-Release Webinar on Dec. 2, 2016, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. School officials can register for the webinar on the SEVIS Help Hub Webinars page.During the webinar, SEVP will preview the latest functionality that will deploy...
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November 8, 2016
If you are a principal designated school official (PDSO) at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, you must update your school’s Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” within 21 days of any material changes.This includes...
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October 19, 2016
Regulations require that all information captured in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), including information on a student’s Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” is complete and accurate.As a designated school official (DSO), you must...
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October 5, 2016
Designated school officials (DSOs) with F-1 students returning from a temporary absence can change the student’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record to Active 60 days in advance of their return. This change only applies to students who are absent from the country and...

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