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October 15, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal recently upgraded to Release 1.10, which changes how long students can access the SEVP Portal...
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DSO submits request to merge SEVIS accounts
August 8, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) encourages school and sponsor officials who have more than one username to request the merging of their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) accounts by Aug. 31, 2019.  As a reminder, SEVP and the Department of State are working to...
Student prepares for visa interview
July 30, 2019
To study in the United States, you must be accepted to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, pay the required fees and have a valid visa issued by the U.S. Department of State (State Department). To obtain a visa, you must apply online and then schedule an appointment for...
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July 25, 2019
Schools are required to pay fees to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and provide proof of payment to SEVP upon submission of their initial certification petition, recertification petition or Form I-290B, “Notice of Appeal or Motion.” Additionally, certain updates to the Form I-17, "...
student reviews grace period erquirements
July 18, 2019
Upon completion of your program of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school and any authorized period of practical training, you have a grace period during which you can stay in the United States. The length of your grace period depends on your visa type. F-1 visa...

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