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SEVIS FAQs

Last updated 26-Jan-2018

Address FAQ

In this section, designated school officials can learn more about the implementation of address validation in SEVIS and get answers to the most frequently asked questions on this topic including the types of addresses that will be validated to the character limits for the address fields.

SEVIS Name Standards FAQ

In this section, designated school officials can learn more about the implementation of name standards in SEVIS. The section provides designated school officials with a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions on this topic including important timelines, the special characters in a name and coordination with government partners on this change. 
 

SEVIS Annual Verification of School and Sponsor Users FAQ

In this section, designated school officials can learn more about the annual verification requirement for each primary designated school official, designated school official, responsible officer and alternate responsible officer who have access to SEVIS. This section includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the annual verification process and links to additional helpful resources for completing the process. 

Form I–17 Accreditations and Recognitions FAQ

In this section, designated school officials can learn more how to properly enter your school’s accreditations and recognitions into SEVIS. This section includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about accreditation reporting requirements including what to do if the agency accrediting your school is not listed and information on accreditation dates.