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DHS travel tips for arriving Students Exchange Visitors

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued important reminders to assist the estimated 200,000 foreign students and exchange visitors expected to arrive in the United States for the spring semester.

These reminders for foreign students and exchange visitors registered in the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS)...

SEVIS fee payment now possible in your local currency

New program facilitates payment for International Students, Exchange Visitors in local currency

Paying the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee in local currency is now possible, thanks to a new program announced this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Western Union.

The new fee payment method, which...

DOS releases list of 20042005 U.S. Fulbright Grantees

Statement of Secretary Colin L. Powell

I am pleased to release the official list of U.S. Fulbright student grantees for the 2004-2005 academic year. This year, under the nation's premier exchange program, 1,099 American students have been awarded Fulbright grants to study and conduct research in more than 110 countries throughout the world.

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New requirements for SSN for Students

Evidence Requirements for Assignment of Social Security Numbers (SSNs); Assignment of SSNs to Foreign Academic Students in F-1 Status AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).ACTION: Final rules.SUMMARY: We are revising our rules for assigning SSNs to foreign academic students in Department of Homeland Security (DHS, which has subsumed...

DOS releases Designated J1 visa organizations

The Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation of Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the US Department of State has released a list of organizations/institutions designated to administer J-1 exchange visitor programs as of April 2004. The list provides the contact information by exchange visitor program categories as:

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SEVIS fee payment begins today

A $100 fee for international students, exchange visitors and scholars attending school or conducting research in the United States associated with the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS), will take effect September 1, 2004.

Students, scholars and exchange visitors from abroad whose schools or programs are approved in SEVIS will...

DHS Announces OneYear SEVIS Milestone

Former paper based system is today recognized for efficiency, innovation

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is marking the one-year anniversary of the requirement for all international student and exchange visitors to register with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) by noting the progress that t...