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SEVIS Help Hub

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Help Hub is a central location for school officials to access information regarding student records, school records and SEVIS release updates.

Please note: On Friday, March 11, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security published a new rule for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension. This rule goes into effect on May 10, 2016. Please visit the STEM OPT Hub for more information.

Getting Started

Getting Started

School Certification and Creating a Student Record

SEVIS Resources

Please note the SEVIS Help Hub is being updated with resources on an ongoing basis. Check back often for new information.

SEVIS Job Aids

Designated school officials can access a number of job aids and tools that make your SEVIS tasks easier.


Designated school officials can find FAQs on topics related to SEVIS functionality.


Designated school officials can learn about the variety of SEVIS related webinars offered.

SEVIS Enhancements

Learn about upcoming SEVIS releases and find related release resources.


Access useful tools, planning guides, and date calculators.

SEVIS Demonstrations

View video demonstrations for how to use different SEVIS functionality.