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SEVP on Fall 2020 Semester
Posted on 8 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SEVP, June 4, 2020 " ... SEVP has not issued guidance to international students and schools for the fall semester. We understand international students and schools have questions, and SEVP is actively working to issue guidance. In the meantime... Read More

Tags: sevis , COVID-19 , sevp

SEVIS FAQ Update, May 14, 2020
Posted on 15 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 14, 2020 "Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19 This document provides answers to frequently asked questions from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders about the impact of the Coronavirus... Read More

Tags: sevis , sevp , ICE

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

ICE, Mar. 26, 2020 New Electronic Form I-20 Issuance Guidance on ICE.gov/COVID19 Read More

Tags: sevis , COVID-19 , sevp , ICE

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

DHS (SEVP) Permits Foreign Students to Study Online from Abroad
Posted on 13 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAFSA, Mar. 13, 2020 "On the night of March 12, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provided NAFSA with the following statement: “SEVP is committed to remaining flexible in allowing schools to make temporary procedural... Read More

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

Embassy of India in DC Warns Students of DHS Fake University Visa Stings
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Embassy of India, Washington, DC, Apr. 10, 2019 - Advisory for Indian Students "In recent years, instances of '"fake" Universities set up by the US law enforcement agencies have come to light. According to the US law enforcement,... 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

Extra Screening for Returning Student Visa Holders
Posted on 4 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

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 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