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SEVP Portal Enhancements


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SEVP Portal Enhancements

Last updated: July 30, 2021

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The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal is an important tool that lets international students on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) OPT meet their legal reporting requirements. The portal shares information with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), but does not give students direct access to SEVIS. The portal does not remove the need for a student to work with a designated school official (DSO) at the student’s school.

The SEVP Portal is constantly evolving. Portal users should be aware of planned changes to the system that could affect their accounts.


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Visit the tool on the Study in the States Facebook page to learn how to become an F or M international student in the United States.

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While employed this summer, make sure you have all the relevant information on maintaining your student status, and the steps you must take before returning to school. 

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