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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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SEVIS update vs recertification
April 25, 2019
Updates to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” and school recertification are two very different processes in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification life cycle. Below, learn the differences between filing for...
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April 18, 2019
F and M students studying in the United States must enroll in a full course of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school. However, there may be times when students are unable to take a full course of study. In these instances, a principal designated school official (...
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April 11, 2019
If you have been admitted to multiple Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified colleges or universities, how do you decide which one to attend? There are many factors to consider when making this decision.U.S. News and World Report’s article, How to Choose a U.S. College, outlines four...
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April 9, 2019
Each year—usually by April 15—anyone who earns an income in the United States is required to file and pay taxes to the federal government. However, F and M international students must follow special regulations when paying taxes on their income.  For information on how to file and pay your taxes...

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