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December 11, 2018
Want to hear about the latest news from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)? Don’t miss the Winter 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar on Wednesday...
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A student takes notes about the requirements for creating an SEVP Portal password
March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in practical training, you will receive an invitation to create an account in the new SEVP Portal, launching March 23.It is important that you remember to...
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...
F-1 optional practical training student desktop computer and desk
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...
Teenage Student in Chemistry Lab
May 18, 2017
On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rule for the 24-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension went into effect.The rule strengthened oversight of the STEM OPT extension and enhanced DHS’s mission by requiring...