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May 21, 2020
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A principal designated school officials completes the SEVIS annual verification process on her laptop
February 2, 2018
The deadline for principal designated school officials (PDSOs) to complete their annual Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) verification is one month from today, on March 2, 2018. As of Jan. 31, 2018, 76 percent of schools have completed the process. If PDSOs do not complete...
A designated school official sits at a desk and reads about SEVIS record termination reasons
January 25, 2018
Although failure to maintain student status is a common reason for terminating an F or M student or dependent’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record, there are several reasons for termination. Designated school officials can find a complete list of termination reasons and...
A designated school officials reads about the upload evidence functionality on her computer
January 18, 2018
Study in the States added two new SEVIS Help Hub pages for school officials to learn how to successfully upload evidence into the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS). The new SEVIS Help Hub pages are:Form I-17: Upload Evidence User Guide: describes the process for uploading supporting...
Woman sits at a desk with a computer and completes paperwork
December 21, 2017
The latest edition of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) quarterly newsletter, SEVP Spotlight, is available on Study in the States. This issue of SEVP Spotlight focuses on important Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” reminders for...