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Mar. 24, 2020 SEVIS Broadcast Message
Posted on 26 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Mar. 24, 2020 COVID-19 News and Updates: ICE.gov/COVID19 is the Central Location for SEVP Guidance and Stakeholder FAQs Read More

Tags: sevis , COVID-19 , ICE

ICE Adapts to Coronavirus for Foreign Students
Posted on 11 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Mar. 9, 2020 ICE/SEVP posted this Broadcast Message : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Potential Procedural Adaptations for F and M nonimmigrant students. Read More

ICE to Hike Fees for Foreign Students, Exchange Visitors, Schools
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 22, 2019 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized changes to fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools. The new fees will take... Read More

ICE Proposes to Raise Student Visa Fees
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to individuals and organizations. DHS proposes to raise the... Read More

DHS Report on International Students Studying in USA
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), released “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report of international students studying... Read More

Tags: sevis , report , students , sevp , ICE

Latest ICE Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Stats: Aug. 2015
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HIGHLIGHTS GENERAL DATA • There are currently 1.05 million F & M students studying in the United States. • There are currently 244,766 J-1 exchange visitors in the United States. • There are 8,887 U.S. schools certified by SEVP to enroll... Read More

Scammers Target Foreign Students in Chicago: ICE Alert
Posted on 7 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This SEVIS I-901 Fee Fraud Alert was broadcast on May 6, 2015 by ICE: "Recently, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) became aware that scammers are targeting students in the Chicago area in an attempt to solicit funds on behalf of... Read More

Tags: alert , sevis , Chicago , i-901 , Fraud , ICE

DHS Announces Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" 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... Read More

Tags: sevis , program list , STEM , ICE

SEVP Deploys More Field Reps to Schools
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) deployed 14 additional field representatives to territories across the country this week. The field representatives serve as liaisons between the nearly 9,000 U.S. schools that enroll international... Read More

Threading the STEM OPT Needle - News from SEVIS (ICE, May 5, 2016)
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE Broadcast Message 1605-01, May 5, 2016, Revised Guidance for SEVIS Workarounds and STEM OPT Transition - "After consultation with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is revising... Read More

Tags: sevis , step , opt , workarounds , ICE

Timing is Everything: Getting Your Driver’s License or Social Security Number
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[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 Number: 1112-05 Comments To comment... Read More

SEVP releases 2015 international student data, launches interactive mapping tool
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Wednesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE... Read More

SEVP Releases Quarterly International Student Data
Posted on 18 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Dec. 17, 2015 - "There are 1.2 million international students using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa to study in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international student trends... Read More

Tags: sevis , quarterly , sevp , ICE