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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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June 15, 2017
During this time of year, many F-1 international students take their annual summer vacation. While maintaining your student status must be your top priority, there are several activities that you can explore if you are staying in the United States during your annual vacation.While you are on a...
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May 26, 2017
If an F-1 international student plans to transfer to another Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school after completing their final course of study, the student's designated school official (DSO) must initiate the transfer during the student's 60-day grace period.After completing...
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May 10, 2017
Per federal regulations, B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrants (i.e., visitors who are in the United States for business and pleasure purposes) are prohibited from enrolling in a course of study at a U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school.If you are a B-1 or B-2 nonimmigrant and wish...
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May 4, 2017
As several U.S. schools prepare to end their current terms and begin a summer recess, we want to remind F-1 students to regularly visit the Study in the States blog during your break to stay informed about maintaining your status. To help kickoff your summer vacation, take a minute to re-read some...