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SEVIS Overview


What is SEVIS?

SEVIS is a program to collect current information, on an ongoing basis, from schools and exchange programs relating to nonimmigrant foreign students and exchange aliens during the course of their stay in the United States, using electronic reporting technology to the fullest extent practicable; an internet-based system that provides users with access to accurate and current information on nonimmigrant foreign students, exchange aliens, and their dependents.

SEVIS will enable schools and exchange programs to transmit electronic information and event notifications, via the Internet, to the Service and the Department of State throughout a studentís or exchange alienís stay in the United States.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is the overall program.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the automated system.


Who Are F nonimmigrants?

F-1 nonimmigrants, as defined in section 101(a)(15)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, are foreign students pursuing a full course of study in a college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, private elementary school, other academic institution, or language training program in the United States that has been approved by the Service to enroll foreign students.

An F-2 nonimmigrant is a foreign national who is the spouse or qualifying child (under the age of 21) of an F-1 nonimmigrant.


SEVIS Will Record the Following Information For Each F-1 Student

What you need to do

Make certain that:


SEVIS Timeline