SEVIS - Student Exchange and Visitor Information System

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (S.E.V.I.S) is the new government tracking system that requires this office to report regularly by Internet all events in the life of a student. Due to this close tracking, it is vital that you stay in status by following all items on this sheet and stay in touch with our office so that you can avoid unintentional violations.

With the development of Homeland Security's tracking system for International Students referred to as SEVIS, it has been important on the part of the institution to make sure all new incoming and current students understand all aspects of F-1 Student Visa regulations. These regulations cover all immigration applications and have effect on processing of student I-20's, transfers from school to school, program plan changes, on-campus and off-campus employment, curricular practical training, optional practical training, full-time enrollment, reporting address changes and reinstatement. Failure to maintain lawful nonimmigrant status will cause your status in SEVIS to be terminated and immediately create eligibility for further immigration benefits such as employment, change of status or right to remain.

It is your responsibility to know the new federal regulations when as they are released by the INS. The new regulations will dramatically change many of the above requirements. It is your responsibility to know them by attending public information meetings on-campus, reading your email INS Updates from this office or the INS website.

All immigration processing is submitted through the Office of Admissions and Records, located in the BSE Building, Room 200C, (405) 271-2359.

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