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May 21, 2020
As a U.S. government system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) must conform to the federal government’s security procedures...
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November 27, 2017
As winter approaches in the United States, some F-1 and M-1 international students may be preparing to graduate. Designated school officials (DSOs) can use this time to remind their international students and themselves of important graduation reminders.When F-1 and M-1 international students...
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November 1, 2017
F-1 students enrolled in English language training programs cannot participate in practical training during their program of study, including any unpaid opportunities.Federal regulation prohibits Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified English language training programs from offering...
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August 25, 2017
Frances Meres, the guest author of today’s blog post, is the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) field representative for Territory 50, serving the eastern Pennsylvania region. She served as a designated school official (DSO) for several years at institutions of various sizes and with...
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July 25, 2017
Recently, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) updated its F-1 Student Transfer section on to provide designated school officials (DSOs) with more clarification on the transfer process.An F-1 student may transfer between SEVP-certified schools if they are maintaining their...