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November 15, 2019
Your international students may be planning to travel for the holidays, including outside the United States. There are a few things you should know...
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DSO registers international students in SEVIS
August 20, 2018
Among many other back-to-school responsibilities, designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). DSOs must complete registration for all appropriate SEVIS records within 30 days of the...
DSO and student discuss requirements to maintain status
August 14, 2018
While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain your F or M student status. Your student status relates to the purpose for or reason why you want to come to the United States. If you take any action that detracts from that purpose, you risk losing your status and being sent to your...
DSO submits Form I-17 update on a locked petition
July 26, 2018
Regulations require Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified institutions to report any changes to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” or the program of study listed on the form within 21 days of the change. Failure to do so may...
DSO manages student records
June 18, 2018
On June 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) invites designated school officials (DSOs) to tune in to the SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: What DSOs Need to Know about Record Keeping.During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss record keeping and reporting...

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