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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...
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June 28, 2017
The June 2017 edition of the SEVP Spotlight highlights recent personnel changes at the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This edition introduces the two newest SEVP field representatives, John Mark Jones, who supports designated school officials (DSOs) at SEVP-certified schools in...
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June 16, 2017
International students may now request to transfer their I-901 SEVIS Fee directly from An I-901 SEVIS Fee transfer request typically occurs if a student in Initial status in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) has not yet attended school and decides to transfer...
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June 7, 2017
On June 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. EDT, will be temporarily unavailable as the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) deploys new feature enhancements to the website. SEVP anticipates the outage will last between one to two hours.During this outage, prospective F, M and J visa holders...
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June 1, 2017
Launched in October 2016, the Trends and Improvements section on Study in the States is the central repository for tracking and monitoring the government’s progress on feedback received from the academic and international student communities.The section, which is updated regularly, aims to increase...