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May 29, 2020
As the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) continues to receive stakeholder questions about the impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools...
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January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign occurs every January to raise awareness for and prevent human trafficking. To coincide with this, DHS recently announced the department’s Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and...
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January 15, 2020
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released policy guidance titled, “Form I-20 Issuance and School Use of Recruiters,” in June 2019, stating designated school officials (DSOs) must issue the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” directly to F-1...
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November 20, 2019
On Nov. 20, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP External Training Application (SETA), an online learning management tool for current and prospective school and sponsor officials.  The SETA platform is independent of SEVIS and must be accessed on a separate...
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October 22, 2019
If you want to study in the United States, you should start by researching schools and programs of study that meet your interests and qualifications. International students can only attend schools that are Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified. You can use the School Search page to...