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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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July 29, 2016
Note: Some of the content in this blog post was updated in Oct. 2019. If an F or M international student fails to maintain their status, or if there is some question as to whether they have, and their designated school official (DSO) terminates their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System...
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June 23, 2016
Regulations require that international students work with their designated school official (DSO) to ensure contact information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is accurate.As an F-1 or M-1 student, it is very important that you guarantee your email address and U.S....
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June 16, 2016
One of the most popular training opportunities for F-1 students is post-completion optional practical training (OPT), which grants participants up to12 months of employment authorization for on-the-job training that relates to their degree.The new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (...
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June 15, 2016
If you are an F-1 international student who wants to train, intern or work this summer, your first step is to talk to your designated school official (DSO).It is illegal to work in the United States without authorization, so it is important that you speak with your DSO to make sure you follow the...