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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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June 2, 2016
F-1 students, remember to verify that the “Admit Until” date on your Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” and admissions stamp on your passport lists “D/S” (i.e., Duration of Status) and not a specific date.If your Form I-94 does not list Duration of Status or D/S, contact your designated school...
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May 19, 2016
F-1 and M-1 students may only attend  the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school listed on the Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” that they used when they applied for a visa, paid the I-901 SEVIS Fee and entered the United States.Please...
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May 11, 2016
All F and M international students and their dependents must work with their designated school official (DSO) to ensure they have the redesigned Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student,” by July 1, 2016.Changes to the Form I-20 include a more visible SEVIS identification...
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December 23, 2015
F or M students who arrive at a U.S. port of entry without all of their necessary documents or with a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) status issue may receive a Form I-515A, “Notice to Student or Exchange Visitor.”If you are traveling internationally this holiday season, you...