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SEVIS II for Current Students. Office of International Programs April 2010. Purpose of this workshop : Review of immigration status What is SEVIS? What is SEVIS II? How will SEVIS II affect students? How will OIP assist?. Non-immigrant Documents. Passport Visa I-20, DS-2019

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sevis ii for current students
SEVIS II for Current Students

Office of International Programs

April 2010

Purpose of this workshop:
  • Review of immigration status
  • What is SEVIS?
  • What is SEVIS II?
  • How will SEVIS II affect students?
  • How will OIP assist?
non immigrant documents
Non-immigrant Documents
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20, DS-2019
  • I-94 Card
  • Status is a legal condition, not a physical thing
  • It is dynamic
  • It can be acquired, maintained, changed, and lost
  • Students must be proactive
  • I-20’s, electronic records, visa stamps are indicators of status
maintaining status
Maintaining Status
  • Fulltime enrollment from start date to end date (unless you have been authorized to attend part-time)
  • Request permission before dropping
  • Finish degree by end date
  • Never work without authorization
  • If on OPT, report employment
Maintaining status, cont’d…
  • Report address changes within 10 days of change
  • Keep immigration documents current (passport, I-20); visa may be expired
  • Stay in contact with OIP
what is sevis
What is SEVIS?
  • The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based program to track and monitor U.S. schools and programs, students, exchange visitors and their dependents throughout the duration of their studies and OPT (if applicable)
  • SEVIS was implemented on January 30, 2003
  • Only accessed by school & government officials
  • I-20s / DS-2019s are a paper version of an electronic SEVIS record
  • Students have multiple SEVIS record numbers (in some cases)
  • I-20s must be signed to demonstrate valid status
TODAY’S SEVIS, cont’d…
  • Students must report changes of address, major, etc to school officials who update SEVIS
sevis ii1
  • SEVIS II was scheduled to be released February 2010
  • Postponed to April 2010
  • On April 6, 2010, SEVIS announced that there is no set date for the release
  • Possible pending deadline for student use
highlights of sevis ii
Highlights of SEVIS II
  • Responsibility shifts from UTEP to students
  • Paperless system
  • Creation of unique Immigration Identification Number (IIN)
  • All international students and scholars create and have direct access to maintain their own immigration record
  • I-20’s / DS-2019s will eventually be eliminated
  • Visa will be scanned at port of entry & customs databases will indicate green, yellow or red
impact on current students
Impact on Current Students
  • Have to create and maintain their SEVIS II online accounts
  • Need additional support to adapt to new changes
  • Students will have to update addresses on their own
  • Students will be able to check if they are admissible to enter the country
  • NOTE: We have address change forms
how office of international programs will help
How Office of International Programs will Help
  • SEVIS II workshops
  • Additional guidance (pending)
  • Info on OIP Website
  • Link to
  • Broadcast emails
  • Reference material
  • Expert knowledge regarding SEVIS II
3 Workshop Phases:

1) Introductory information

2) Creating your online accounts

3) Maintaining your SEVIS account


Q & A

Thank You!