- International Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an internet-based system that allows U.S. Department of Homeland Security to collect, maintain and manage information about international students and exchange visitors in the United States.
School and program officials use SEVIS to generate I-20's for F-1 students and DS-2019's for J-1 students. SEVIS is not used to maintain information on students in other visa statuses.
SEVIS was implemented in 2003 and is administered by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Program (SEVP), which operates under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Information in SEVIS is available to school and program officials, the Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, USCIS, and ICE.
School officials who can access the SEVIS records of F-1 students are called "Designated School Officials" (DSO's). Program officials who can access the SEVIS records of J-1 students are called "Responsible Officers" (RO's).
Designated School Officials (DSO's) and Responsible Officers (RO's) are responsible for reporting specific information about students and exchange visitors during their stay in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status. This information includes: