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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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July 20, 2017
As a designated school official (DSO) at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, it is important to understand the international student process so that you can successfully manage school and student records and fulfill your reporting and compliance obligations.Study in the...
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May 18, 2017
On May 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s rule for the 24-month science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) extension went into effect.The rule strengthened oversight of the STEM OPT extension and enhanced DHS’s mission by requiring...
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April 27, 2017
When the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) adjudicates a school’s completed, signed Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” the school officially enters a legally binding commitment with the federal government.Submitting and signing the Form I-...
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April 3, 2017
Federal law and regulation require the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to monitor schools and F and M students by collecting data and conducting visits to schools. SEVP personnel may visit a school’s campus for a variety of reasons. To clarify these types of visits for our stakeholders...

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