"The Department of State (DoS) has recently identified difficulties with its Consolidated Consular Database (CCD) communicating with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). DoS discovered this issue on November 14, 2011. SEVP...
"SEVP and DoS have resolved the interface difficulties between their respective systems as of close of business, November 18, 2011. DoS has instructed embassies and consulate to resume issuing F, M, and J visas immediately." - ICE, Broadcast Message 1111-02 – Comment, Nov. 21, 2011 .
[Source: http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/bm1112-05-dmv-timing.pdf ]
To: All SEVIS Users
Date: January 17, 2012
Re: Timing is Everything: Getting Your Driver’s License or Social Security Number
To comment on this Broadcast Message, please e-mail SEVP...
" The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced an expanded
list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student
visas for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. This
announcement builds on a...
"On August 15, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unofficially confirmed for NAFSA that:
"CBP is no longer stamping I-20s at POEs. Recognizing that some staff at certain benefit granting agencies (for example, motor vehicle agencies) look for a stamp on these documents before...
The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related...