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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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A student takes notes about the requirements for creating an SEVP Portal password
March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in practical training, you will receive an invitation to create an account in the new SEVP Portal, launching March 23.It is important that you remember to...
A student sits at a library desk and logs into the SEVP Portal on a laptop
March 15, 2018
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on March 20, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT for the SEVP Special Report Webinar: SEVP Portal.The SEVP Portal, which is scheduled to launch on March 23, 2018, is a tool for F-1 students on post‑completion optional practical training (OPT), including...
A designated school officials reads about SEVP recertification and SEVIS annual verification on a computer
February 16, 2018
When a school obtains Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification, it makes a legally binding commitment to comply with applicable federal regulations and reporting obligations. Two of these obligations include applying for SEVP recertification and completing Student and Exchange...
A school official sits at her desk and submits Form I-17 evidence using her computer
February 8, 2018
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) Definitions of Commonly Required Evidence guide helps school officials better understand Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” evidentiary requirements. The document defines a list of evidence SEVP...

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