US flag   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Study in the States

View Disclaimer



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...
students and school officials in campus building
Filter Blog By:
Student working on their laptop.
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...
Students walking together.
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...
Young university woman studying at home.
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...
Woman shaking hands with coworker with a man smiling, looking on in the background
November 23, 2015
This week, Study in the States invites its U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the blog to explain Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. In this three part series, you will learn about Form I-9, how to properly complete...