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May 29, 2020
As the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) continues to receive stakeholder questions about the impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools...
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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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August 18, 2017
As an F or M student in the United States, it is important that you maintain your student status, even during emergency events like hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 until Nov. 30 each year. However, the peak of the season is typically between mid-August and late October,...
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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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April 20, 2017
The U.S. government uses the term nonimmigrant to refer to foreign nationals who are admitted to the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. By contrast, the term immigrant refers to foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States permanently.F-1 and M-1 students are considered...

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