US flag   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

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

View Disclaimer



October 15, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal recently upgraded to Release 1.10, which changes how long students can access the SEVP Portal...
Woman looking at a computer
Filter Blog By:
African american student working in his bedroom office
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,...
Students using laptops in classroom at college campus
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...
A man and woman smiling.
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...
A hand writing on a piece of paper with a pen.
April 18, 2017
The Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student,” you receive from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified school you wish to attend has a designated signature block where you must signin order to validate the Form I-20, you must sign the form.Signing the Form I-20...