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March 25, 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is working closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal, state and...
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August 14, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is hosting a webinar in September! The webinar, SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: SEVP Portal Follow-up, will take place from 2 to 3:30 pm EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  The SEVP Portal is an important tool that lets F-1 students on post-completion optional...
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...
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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, "...