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May 21, 2020
As a U.S. government system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) must conform to the federal government’s security procedures...
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student prepares for visa interview
August 8, 2018
Once you have been accepted to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school and paid your I-901 SEVIS Fee, you can apply for your student visa and begin preparing for your visa interview. The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. visas, including F and M visas for international...
DSO reads SEVP Spotlight
June 28, 2018
In the latest edition of SEVP Spotlight, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Director Rachel Canty discusses how designated school officials (DSOs) can interact with other Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) programs in their local communities.One HSI program targeted toward the academic...
SEVP reviews stakeholder feedback
May 29, 2018
Study in the States recently updated the Trends and Improvements section by adding new feedback topics on interagency coordination and the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” process.The Interagency Coordination topic focuses on how the Student and...
Student carries documents at U.S. port of entry
May 22, 2018
During the Government Voices Webinar on May 16, 2018, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) subject matter experts and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers shared information that F and M students should know when arriving at a U.S. international airport, seaport and land border...

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