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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...
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April 18, 2017
The Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student,” you receive from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified school you wish to attend has a designated signature block where you must signin order to validate the Form I-20, you must sign the form.Signing the Form I-20...
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January 19, 2017
Designated school officials (DSOs) must verify an international student’s financial information before issuing the student a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.”This process includes verifying both the cost and the funding sources of the student’s tuition, fees...
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December 13, 2016
Prospective F-1 or M-1 students must provide proof that they have the financial resources to live and study in the United States. Prospective students should provide this information to their Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school when requested.Designated school officials (...
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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...