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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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PDSO submits recertification petition
June 7, 2019
Principal designated school officials (PDSO) at Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools must submit for recertification by the school's certification expiration date (CED) to ensure school officials are following regulations when enrolling international students. The CED is...
DSO gives student Form I-20
June 5, 2019
On June 4, 2019, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published a policy guidance document on Form I-20 Issuance and School Use of Recruiters. This new policy guidance clarifies that for reasons of privacy, security and fraud prevention, the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for...
Guest Post
May 30, 2019
In this blog post, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s government partner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), explains the new online filing process for eligible F and M students for the Form I-539, “Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.” USCIS announced on May 22...
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May 28, 2019
On May 23, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to students, school and exchange visitors. There are important changes that Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)- certified schools and designated school officials should know. At 12:...