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August 22, 2019
As an F or M student, upon arrival at a U.S. port of entry, you must have: All signed required documents, Paid the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor...
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June 20, 2019
It is summer time and the rush of student applications for the fall term is at its height. As you prepare to sign the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students,” and send it to students, be sure to read the School Attestation statement on the first page the Form I-20 and...
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June 18, 2019
As your institution’s time to renew their Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification approaches, make sure that you have these resources saved! These resources will be very helpful as your school prepares for the recertification process. Getting Started with SEVP Recertification –...
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June 13, 2019
An annual vacation is an authorized break in a student’s studies that is taken once per academic year and lasts one term.  F-1 students are eligible to take an annual vacation after completing their academic year requirement at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school and once...
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June 11, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to international students, exchange visitors and Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified (SEVP) schools. At 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, all students will be required to pay the...

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