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January 25, 2022
Inaccurate data in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) can affect a student’s SEVIS record status, eligibility for benefits and more. There are several ways for designated school officials (DSOs) to correct data in SEVIS. To request changes to student records such as program…
January 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice on Jan. 21, 2022, announcing the addition of 22 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List. The DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List is a complete…
November 29, 2021
On Nov. 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a notice in the Federal Register that provides Special Student Relief (SSR) employment benefits for F-1 nonimmigrant students from Hong Kong who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a result of emergent circumstances in…
November 1, 2021
On Nov. 1, 2021, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published policy guidance outlining the new procedure for the use of electronic signatures and transmission of the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.” This guidance permits designated school…