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October 10, 2019
Designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information...
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February 7, 2018
M-1 international students at Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools must follow specific rules to maintain their student status while they study in the United States.Whether you are an M-1 student nearing your program end date or you are a designated school official (DSO)...
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November 21, 2017
While studying in the United States, you must follow specific rules to maintain your F or M student status.Maintaining your status is important because when the U.S. Department of State issued you an F or M student visa, it meant that you were coming to the United States for the sole purpose of...
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November 9, 2017
As an F or M international student in the United States, your sole purpose for being in the country is to complete a program of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. You must also follow specific rules and regulations to maintain your F or M student status while...
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November 3, 2017
Community Voices is a Study in the States guest blog series where we invite members of the international student community to share their insights with our audience. If you have an interest in contributing to our blog, send us an email at SEVPCommunications@ice.dhs.gov. Wynn Werner is the principal...

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