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May 2, 2023
On Feb. 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of State announced that consular officers can issue an F or M student visa up to 365 days in advance of an international student’s Program Start Date. Previously, student visas could only be issued up to 120 days before a student’s Program Start Date. …
April 25, 2023
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest version of the SEVIS by the Numbers report on The report uses Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) data from calendar year 2021 and calendar year 2022. The total number of SEVIS records for active…
March 28, 2023
School officials must maintain accurate student records and address all errors in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) immediately. Inaccurate SEVIS data can impact a student’s: SEVIS record status, Eligibility for benefits, Application for an F-1/M-1 visa, Application…
March 21, 2023
Study in the States recently updated the Trends and Improvements section by adding a new feedback topic on completion time for I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee payments. Regulation requires all prospective F and M students to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee before the U.S.…