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December 13, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) annual verification runs from Dec. 3, 2019, to March 2, 2020. During this 90-day period,...
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October 10, 2019
Designated school officials (DSOs) must register their Initial and Active international students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 30 days of the start of the school session. Regular student registration in SEVIS is necessary to track regulatory compliance for...
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October 1, 2019
On Sept. 30, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published new policy guidance titled, “Practical Training: Determining a Direct Relationship Between Employment and a Student’s Major Area of Study.” F-1 students can apply for authorization to engage in optional practical training...
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September 24, 2019
A Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified public high school (grades 9-12) can enroll both F-1 international students and also enroll exchange visitor students through a U.S. Department of State designated Secondary School Student Exchange Program. F students may only attend a public...
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September 17, 2019
September is National Preparedness Month! The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), encourage international students and schools to take this time to plan and prepare for emergency...

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