Students must apply with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to change their immigration status or for some types of work permission. Sometimes the Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS) interface does not update the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) with USCIS’ decision.
When this happens, a designated school official (DSO) can request a change to the status of a student request in SEVIS, once the student provides evidence of the correct status to the DSO. However, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) must approve all status change requests. The table below shows student status request changes that can be made through this correction request.
Possible student requests include:
- F-1 only
- Off-Campus Employment
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- F-1 and M-1:
- M-1 only:
- Practical Training
|Request Status in Record
||Change Request Status To
- Cancelled (OPT only)