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SEVP Policy Guidance

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) periodically publishes policy guidance. Guidance is SEVP’s interpretation of federal laws and regulations that guide SEVP adjudicators in their decision-making. Guidance is not the same as governing regulations. Governing regulations are developed and instituted by federal agencies, boards, and commissions. Stakeholders can find published guidance under the Policy tab on the Schools page of

To read SEVP’s governing regulations, see the following pages:

If you have any questions about SEVP policy, please contact the SEVP Response Center


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