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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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Learn what to expect upon your arrival to the United States
July 30, 2014
August is quickly approaching, which means that it is almost time to head back to school. If this is your first time studying in the United States, you may be wondering what to expect upon your arrival. When you enter the country at a U.S. air, sea or land port of entry, your first stop will be...
Make sure that your designated school official (DSO) knows that you would like to bring your dependents with you to the United States.
July 23, 2014
If you are planning to study in the United States as an F or M student, you may decide to bring your dependents with you. Your dependents can include your spouse and/or children, if the children are unmarried and are under the age of 21.To obtain nonimmigrant status for yourself and your dependents...
Understand the roles government agencies play throughout the international student process.
July 22, 2014
F and M students interact with different government agencies throughout the international student process. Each agency has an important mission to carry out, so students and schools should understand who is who and when they will communicate with each.The Department of State issues visas, including...
Comment on draft policy guidance on Study in the States
July 11, 2014
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is seeking public comment on draft policy guidance on conditional admission. SEVP values feedback from the public and seeks their input to ensure SEVP policies consider all relevant information. Conditional Admission The conditional admission draft...

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