May 2018 SEVP Outreach Bulletin

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Free Webinar to Learn About Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Record Keeping Requirements

Are you aware of the record keeping requirements for SEVP-certified schools? Are you wondering what effect the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) upload evidence functionality has on these requirements? If you are interested in these topics, tune into the SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: What DSOs Need to Know About Record Keeping on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss key record keeping requirements for SEVP‑certified schools and international students to ensure your school remains in compliance with federal regulations.

Do you have questions about record keeping requirements? Submit your questions to by Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Keep your eye on the Study in the States Stakeholder Webinars page for more information about this webinar.

Did You Miss Learning About the SEVP Portal, Updated Evidence Checklists and Summer Vacation Eligibility? No Worries!

The Spring 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar aired on May 3, 2018, and discussed the latest program news and updates for designated school officials. Specifically, the webinar reviewed the SEVP Portal, SEVIS upload evidence functionality, evidence checklists on, and tips and reminders for summer vacation, including annual vacation eligibility and international student travel. If you missed the live webinar, a recording, presentation PDF, hyperlink appendix and glossary are available on the Spring 2018 SEVP InFocus Webinar page. Be sure to share the recording and resources with your colleagues that may have missed the webinar!

Did You Catch May’s Government Voices Webinar on the U.S. Port of Entry Process?

SEVP and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held the Government Voices Webinar: What to Expect at a U.S. Port of Entry on May 16, 2018. CBP officers and SEVP subject matter experts had an in‑depth discussion about the U.S. port of entry processes nonimmigrant students encounter throughout the student life cycle, including:

  • Primary vs. secondary inspection.
  • Documentation.
  • How entry processes may differ at land, air and sea ports of entry.
  • Other topics related to student entry to the United States.

A recording of the live webinar, presentation PDF, hyperlink appendix and glossary are available on the Stakeholder Webinars page on Study in the States. The webinar script will be available in the coming weeks.

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