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February 12, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) annual verification period runs from Dec. 2, 2018, to March 2, 2019. During this 90-day...
PDSO completes annual verification
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July 18, 2018
Approximately one-third of international students in the United States in June 2018 were pursuing bachelor’s degrees, according to the latest data in the Mapping SEVIS by the Numbers tool on Study in the States.The tool was recently updated with June 2018 data from the Student and Exchange Visitor...
Student reports qualifying position as OPT employment
July 5, 2018
A volunteer position that is not directly related to an F-1 student’s course of study does not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must not be listed as OPT employment on a student’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System record. If you report a non-qualifying volunteer...
DSO reads SEVP Spotlight
June 28, 2018
In the latest edition of SEVP Spotlight, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Director Rachel Canty discusses how designated school officials (DSOs) can interact with other Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) programs in their local communities.One HSI program targeted toward the academic...
DSO manages student records
June 18, 2018
On June 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) invites designated school officials (DSOs) to tune in to the SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: What DSOs Need to Know about Record Keeping.During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss record keeping and reporting...