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April 26, 2021
F and M students and schools certified by SEVP should continue to abide by guidance issued in March 2020 for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. The guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health emergency generated by…
April 22, 2021
On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted notices in the Federal Register that provide Special Student Relief (SSR) for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Venezuela and Syria who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of emergent circumstances in their…
April 14, 2021
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that F-1 students who are applying for optional practical training (OPT) authorization can file the Form I-765, “Application for Employment Authorization,” online if filing under the following categories: Pre-Completion OPT; Post-…
March 31, 2021
On March 19, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest version of the annual SEVIS by the Numbers report. This year, the report features a "COVID-19 Impact" section highlighting the impact of pandemic on international student enrollment in the United States. Below is a…