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Spring 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar

May 3, 2018

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Spring 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar aired on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. During this webinar, SEVP representatives discussed the latest program news and updates for designated school officials (DSOs), including information about the SEVP Portal, Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” evidence filing processes and resources, tips and reminders about summer vacation eligibility, and new resources on Study in the States.

This webinar is designed for DSOs and those with an interest in the latest news and trends affecting F and M international students in the United States.

Meeting Materials

Access a copy of the webinar presentation, hyperlink appendixglossary and script


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All webinars are recorded live per the date and time listed above. SEVP uploads a recording of the webinar following the live event. Advanced registration is not required.


SEVP produces a variety of webinars to help the academic community better understand and comply with the rules and regulations that govern the school certification and international student life cycles. These webinars primarily include three types of presentations:

  • SEVP InFocus Webinars—provide seasonal program updates
  • SEVP Ask the Expert Webinars—focus on specific, trending topics and include a live question and answer session with subject matter experts
  • SEVP Special Report Webinars—discuss hot topics or breaking program news