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March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in...
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An SEVP field representative sits in an office with a designated school official and discusses SEVP regulations
January 30, 2018
Did you know that many Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) field representatives were formerly designated school officials (DSOs)? This background provides SEVP field representatives with a unique understanding of DSOs’ needs and the challenges that DSOs face.SEVP field representatives...
A designated school official sits at a desk and reads about SEVIS record termination reasons
January 25, 2018
Although failure to maintain student status is a common reason for terminating an F or M student or dependent’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record, there are several reasons for termination. Designated school officials can find a complete list of termination reasons and...
Aerial view of a group of young students working on an art project with yarn
January 23, 2018
Like all F and M international students in the United States, international students at the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) level must attend a school certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). In addition to this certification, there are other rules a school must comply...
A designated school officials reads about the upload evidence functionality on her computer
January 18, 2018
Study in the States added two new SEVIS Help Hub pages for school officials to learn how to successfully upload evidence into the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS). The new SEVIS Help Hub pages are:Form I-17: Upload Evidence User Guide: describes the process for uploading supporting...