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May 21, 2020
As a U.S. government system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) must conform to the federal government’s security procedures...
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March 18, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts international students and SEVP-certified schools, SEVP is closely monitoring key developments and will provide further information and important updates as necessary. It is a priority for SEVP to ensure that F and M students can make normal progress in a full...
DSO learns about new SEVIS fields
March 11, 2020
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) recently upgraded to Release 6.51. This release introduced several new information fields for adding or updating personal information.These new optional fields include:City of Birth for F and M students and dependents (The city of birth...
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March 4, 2020
In February, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with several other federal government agencies, launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website SchoolSafety.gov. The website is a one-stop-shop of resources for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) administrators,...
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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 from the date of initial certification or the date of previous recertification. In response to the March 2019 U.S. Government Accountability Office (...

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