Category Archives: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

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July 2016 “SEVIS by the Numbers” Report Indicates Growth in the Number of International Students Studying in the United States

This week, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published its quarterly “SEVIS by the Numbers” report announcing that there are over one million international students in the United States.  Many of these students will seek employment with U.S. companies using work authorization granted to them pursuant to their F or M visa status.  In … Continue Reading

Department of State Update to the FAM with New I-20 and DS-2019 Forms

On August 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a cable regarding an update to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) in connection with the recent release of the new Forms I-20 and DS-2019 for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Form I-20, the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, is required … Continue Reading

SEVIS and SEVP System Outage – J, F, and M Students Travel Warning

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is used by the Department of State and The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to monitor nonimmigrant exchange visitors and students during their time in the United States.  SEVIS is a web-based system used for critical processes such as issuance of documentation necessary to obtain visas, … Continue Reading
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