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Chronology of Significant Events

History
While the concern of the federal government over the lack of accurate and timely information on international students and exchange visitors dates back to the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979, substantive efforts to address this situation did not commence until after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1995, a federal interagency task force was formed which laid the groundwork for the SEVP.  In 1996, a federal law (the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act or IIRIRA) was passed which mandated the development and implementation of an electronic reporting and tracking system. 

The next year, a pilot reporting program (the Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students or CIPRIS) was begun with selected schools in the Southeast.  The terrorist attacks of 09/11/2001 placed the development of an electronic reporting system on a fast track.  Little more than a month after that date, Congress passed a law (the USA PATRIOT Act) appropriating $36.8 million in start-up funding for the program and mandating that it be implemented by 01/01/2003.  In early 2002, a beta test began of the "real-time, interactive" Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) with selected schools in the Boston area, and the Southeast schools which had been participating in the CIPRIS pilot program were merged into this beta test. 

Future
Congress is expected to soon pass a third law (the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, or some variation thereof) with provisions related to the SEVP.  Federal regulations will be published by the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to implement the SEVP for F-1 and M-1 student programs (before 07/01/2002), and by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for J-1 exchange visitor student and scholar programs (no target date announced, but probably before 07/01/2002). 

Either these regulations or separate regulatory packages will:

  1. establish a deadline, probably a date during calendar year 2003, by which all schools and exchange visitor programs must be migrated into the SEVP and using SEVIS for electronic reporting;
  2. mandate a federal recertification process for schools and exchange visitor programs; and
  3. implement a student and exchange visitor fee to underwrite federal operation of the SEVP and SEVIS.  The "real-time, interactive" version of SEVIS, which will likely be used by schools with very small international populations, is expected to be available nationwide sometime during the summer of 2002 (target date 07/01/2002).  The "batch" version of SEVIS, which will likely be used by most schools, is expected to be available nationwide in the early fall of 2002 (target month 09/2002).  After the compliance deadline, schools and exchange visitor programs which are not in compliance with federal SEVP requirements will not be permitted to continue their F-1, M-1, or J-1 programs. 

 

Date Event
1979 Iranian hostage crisis
This was the first event which caused the federal government to be concerned that foreign nationals could enter the U.S. as students and perhaps pose a security risk.
1983 USCIS implements periodic, comprehensive school reporting on F-1 students
Upon receipt of a computer printout containing information on all F-1 students the Service believed to be enrolled, a school was required to verify and correct information on the printout and return it to the USCIS.  Upon receipt, the USCIS then updated their records in a database known as the Student/School (ST/SC) system.
1988 USCIS suspends periodic, comprehensive school reporting on F-1 students
The information submitted by schools on computer printouts was so massive that the USCIS found it was unable to input and effectively manage the data.
2/1993 World Trade Center bombing
The person who allegedly drove the truck containing the bomb into the World Trade Center underground garage entered the U.S. as an F-1 student to attend Wichita State University, but subsequently dropped out of that school.
1994 FBI Director called attention to the need to monitor international students for security reasons
Louis J. Freeh, then Director of the FBI, made a speech in California during which he called for a federal system to subject international students to "thorough and continuous scrutiny" for national security reasons.
5/1995 CIPRIS Task Force formed
A federal interagency task force was formed to evaluate the federal administration of F-1 and M-1 student programs, and J-1 exchange visitor programs, and recommend changes to facilitate reporting and monitoring.  This group became known as the CIPRIS Task Force and the reengineered program it recommended became known as the CIPRIS program.  CIPRIS stands for the Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students.
12/22/1995 Controls Governing Foreign Students and Schools That Admit Them
This report, produced by the CIPRIS Task Force and published by the USCIS, recommended comprehensive changes in the F-1, J-1, and M-1 programs, including the conversion of reporting and monitoring from a paper-based to an electronic system.
9/30/1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
This act, Public Law 104-208, is frequently referred to by the acronyms IIRAIRA or IIRIRA.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.)
12/1996 CIPRIS Task Force vision concept paper approved by USCIS Commissioner
6/1997

CIPRIS Pilot Program begins
This program encompassed:

  1. Twenty-one educational institutions in the Southeast U.S.
  2. USCIS District Office in Atlanta, GA (USCIS/ATL)
  3. USCIS Port of Entry (POE) at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport (USCIS/ATL)
  4. USCIS Texas Service Center (TSC)
  5. USCIS Headquarters (USCIS/HQ) in Washington, DC
  6. U.S. Department of State (DOS) in Washington, DC
1/1/1998 Statutory deadline for commencement of the F, J, and M electronic reporting and monitoring system
This deadline was established by IIRIRA (see 09/30/1996).  While the CIPRIS Task Force (see 1995 thru 06/1997) was working on establishing this monitoring and reporting system, the federal government clearly did not meet this deadline.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.)
10/1999 CIPRIS Pilot Program officially ends
Program continued as an "operational prototype" and was merged into the SEVIS real-time, interactive beta test in early 2002.
12/21/1999 Authorizing Collection of the Fee Levied on F, J, and M Nonimmigrant Classifications Under Public Law 104-208 
Proposed rule published by the USCIS in the Federal Register (Vol. 64, No. 244, pp. 71323-71331).
2/22/2000 AACRAO submits comments to USCIS on proposed CIPRIS fee rule
Summer/Fall 2000 National "Student and Exchange Visitor Program" (SEVP) developed 
Development was supposedly based upon lessons learned from the CIPRIS Pilot Program, stakeholder feedback, and relevant requirements of IIRIRA.
10/02/2000 A Dissenting Position by Those Who Have Been There  Position paper sent by 26 representatives of 20 CIPRIS Pilot Program schools in the Southeast opposing efforts by NAFSA: Association of International Educators to repeal legislation mandating the SEVP.
12/2000 USCIS/EDS SEVIS Beta Test site visits in Boston, MA, area  Conducted in preparation for deployment of the SEVIS Beta Test of the real-time, interactive, Web-based reporting system.
4/4/2001 Letter on implementation of SEVP/CIPRIS sent by ACE to USCIS Letter from Terry W. Hartle, ACE Senior Vice President (representing 45 educational associations) to Kevin D. Rooney, USCIS Acting Commissioner.
5/24/2001 Ad on SEVP implementation placed in Roll Call. 
Ad placed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in the newspaper of Capitol Hill.
7/2001 USCIS/EDS SEVIS Beta Test site visits in Boston, MA, area  Conducted in preparation for deployment of the SEVIS Beta Test of the real-time, interactive, Web-based reporting system.
8/28- 8/30/2001

SEVIS vendor meetings held in Charleston, SC 
The SEVIS Interface Control Document, containing the technical specifications for the "batch" system, was distributed during this meeting, and included a "Data Assembly Characteristics" section detailing for the first time the data elements which will be required for reporting.  (For the most complete list of data fields to be reported, see the following Newfront Software, Inc.,

SEVIS Readiness Workshop handouts:

  • Data to Be Reported in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • SEVIS Data Assembly Characteristics
  • Additional Data Required by Current Law and Pending Regulation
  • F-1 Student Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulations)

The latest version of USCIS presentations and documents used in the Charleston meetings can be found at:

 

9/4-6/2001 SEVIS vendor meetings held in San Diego, CA 
See above links for the latest version of presentations and documents used in these meetings.
9/11/2001 Terrorist attacks occurred
According to authoritative sources, one of the hijackers on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon, was Hani Hanjour, an individual who entered the U.S. on an F-1 student visa to attend an intensive English language program in Oakland, CA, and never enrolled in that program.  Authorities believe that Mohamed Atta, the presumed terrorist ringleader, was aboard American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, and that Marwan Al-Shehhi was on board United Airlines Flight 175, which struck the south tower.  These individuals entered the U.S. on visitor visas and subsequently applied to the USCIS for a change of status to M-1 student to attend Huffman Aviation in Venice, FL, for flight training.
10/2001 SEVIS Beta Test training in Boston, MA
Training conducted for ten schools in the Greater Boston area which are beta testing the real-time, interactive, Web-based reporting system.
10/2/2001 Letter on Feinstein student visa proposal sent by ACE to Senate Judiciary Committee
Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations).
10/02/2001 Letter on national security and higher education issued by AASCU.  Letter from Constantine W. (Deno) Curris, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
10/05/2001 Letter on CIPRIS/SEVP implementation sent by ACE to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations).
10/10/2001 Letter on CIPRIS/SEVP and pending legislation sent by ACE to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) 
Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations) on CIPRIS/SEVP and H.R. 2975, the Patriot Act of 2001.
10/12/2001 Letter on SEVIS sent by ACE to President George W. Bush  Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations). 
10/12/2001 ACE testifies on SEVIS before Senate subcommittee 
David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations) testifies on SEVIS before the Senate Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information.
10/25/2001 Memorandum analyzing provisions of USA PATRIOT Act which are most important for higher education 
Prepared by Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. for the American Council on Education (ACE).
10/26/2001 USA PATRIOT Act became law 
This act, Public Law 107-56, added air flight schools, language training schools, and vocational schools to the schools which must comply with SEVIS requirements, and authorized $36.8 million for SEVIS implementation and expansion prior to a 01/01/2003 statutory deadline.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.)
10/29/2001 Homeland Security Presidential Directive-2 published -Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies 
This directive ordered the federal government to implement "measures to. prohibit certain international students from receiving education and training in sensitive areas." and directed the Attorney General, among others, to track, among other things, ".the classes in which the student enrolls, and the source of funds supporting the student's education."  It also ordered the USCIS to conduct periodic reviews of all institutions authorized to enroll international students and exchange visitors, including checks for compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements. 
11/30/2001 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001 (S. 1749) introduced into the U.S. Senate 
This act, introduced by a group of senators which includes Sens. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), would make substantive changes to IIRIRA §641 (statutory authority for the SEVP). 
Note:
  It is expected that either S. 1749 or H.R. 3525 (see 12/19/2001 and 12/20/2001) will soon be passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President.  The USCIS has publicly stated that the new F-1 student regulations, which are targeted for publication on 07/01/2002, incorporate the student provisions of this bill.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001.)
12/2001 SEVIS Beta Test begins in Boston , MA  
Ten schools in the Greater Boston area are testing this Web-based version of SEVIS.
12/19/2001 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001 (H.R. 3525) introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives 
This act, introduced by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), would make substantive changes to IIRIRA §641 (statutory authority for the SEVP).  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001.)
12/20/2001 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001 (H.R. 3525) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 
The legislation was then forwarded to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. 
Note:
  It is expected that either H.R. 3525 or S. 1749 (see 11/30/2001) will soon be passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President.  The USCIS has publicly stated that the new F-1 student regulations, which are targeted for publication on 07/01/2002, incorporate the student provisions of this bill.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001.)
12/20/2001 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001 (H.R. 3525) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives 
The legislation was then forwarded to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. 
Note:  It is expected that either H.R. 3525 or S. 1749 (see 11/30/2001) will soon be passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President.  The USCIS has publicly stated that the new F-1 student regulations, which are targeted for publication on 07/01/2002, incorporate the student provisions of this bill.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001.)
1/2002 SEVIS-Smart, published 
An official publication of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), this was the first issue (Volume 1, Issue 1) of SEVIS-Smart
1/2002 CIPRIS "operational prototype" schools are transitioned to the SEVIS real-time interactive beta test system
  1/24/2002-Letter on SEVIS implementation issues sent by ACE to USCIS  Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 45 educational associations), to James W. Ziglar, USCIS Commissioner.
1/24/2002 Letter on SEVIS fee implementation sent by ACE to USCIS 
Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 6 educational associations), to James W. Ziglar, USCIS Commissioner.
2/12/2002 Letter on SEVIS fee implementation sent by ACE to USCIS 
Letter from David Ward, President, American Council on Education (representing 64 educational associations), to James W. Ziglar, USCIS Commissioner.
2/21/2002 USCIS announces delay in publication of SEVP fee rule 
This rule (i.e., regulation) will require each student and exchange visitor to pay a fee, in addition to the required visa application fee, prior to visa issuance.  The fee is designed to pay for operation of the SEVP.  The fee rule was scheduled for publication in the Federal Register in March of 2002.  Publication was apparently delayed so that the USCIS can recalculate the amount of the fee to take into account the $36.8 million in start-up funding appropriated by Congress in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and perhaps other changes since 1999, when the fee was originally calculated.  It will likely be either a "final" or an "interim final" rule when it is eventually published in the Federal Register, probably later during calendar year 2002.
3/01/2002 Target date for having five SEVP "regional coordinators" in place 
These individuals will be employed by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and will presumably be available to schools needing information and/or assistance in migrating to the SEVP electronic reporting system. 
3/2002 Original target month for publication of federal regulations establishing the SEVP and SEVIS for F-1 and M-1 students 
In early March of 2002, the USCIS announced that the publication of this rule (i.e., regulation) in the Federal Register had been postponed.  The new target date for publication is sometime in the Spring or Summer of 2002, most likely before 07/01/2002. 
Note:
  No public announcement has been made by the U.S. Department of State regarding publication of a rule establishing the SEVP and SEVIS for J-1 exchange visitors, although it is clear that they must do so to implement the program for this classification. 
3/2002 (House passes bill (H.R. 1885) containing HR 3525 provisions
4/2002 Target month for initiation of a test of the "Admin-DSO" concept  While the "Admin-DSO" concept has not yet been officially announced by the USCIS, a test of it is scheduled to begin at the UCLA Extension School this month.  "Admin-DSOs" are support staff who may be authorized to perform data input required by the SEVIS real-time, interactive Web system, but not authorized to actually submit the data to SEVIS.

 

 

NOTE: Future Significant Events 
While the USCIS and EDS frequently talk about future dates when various events are planned or targeted to occur, they sometimes later back away from specific predictions and indicate that something will occur in "early Fall 2002" rather than on "09/01/2002", for example.  When they have consistently stated a specific date, that date is listed below.  When they have backed away from specific prior statements and instead begun stating more general time frames, those more general time frames are listed below.  Please understand that the timing of some future events listed below is, of course, subject to change.
Late Spring SEVIS technical seminar in Washington , DC .  This event, which will be sponsored by the USCIS, is intended to provide additional technical information to commercial software vendors and schools which are developing customized SEVIS-compatible database and communication software.
5/26 - 5/31/2002 NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference 
SEVP/SEVIS sessions held at this conference, which occurs in San Antonio, TX.  The USCIS and EDS customarily participate in these presentations.
5/29/2002 SEVIS real-time, interactive demonstrations.  The USCIS and EDS will offer continuous demonstrations of the SEVIS Web interface throughout the day at the NAFSA annual conference in San Antonio, TX.
5/30/2002 SEVIS real-time, interactive demonstrations 
The USCIS and EDS will offer continuous demonstrations of the SEVIS Web interface throughout the day at the NAFSA annual conference in San Antonio, TX.

Spring 2002

to

Summer 2002

Publication of "proposed" federal regulations establishing the SEVP and SEVIS for F-1 and M-1 students 
03/2002 was the target month USCIS originally announced for publication of this rule (i.e., regulation) in the Federal Register.  The Service has stated that this rule will be published a "proposed rule" with 60 days allowed for public comment.  The USCIS will then evaluate the public comments, revise the proposed rule as appropriate, and later publish either an "interim-final rule" or a "final rule."  Either an interim-final or final rule will be required before the USCIS can legally require schools to implement the SEVP and SEVIS.

Publication of federal regulations establishing the SEVP and SEVIS for J-1 exchange visitors  
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has not publicly announced when it expects to publish regulations in the Federal Register implementing the SEVP and SEVIS.  It is generally thought that the J-1 regulations will be published about the same time as sometime after the USCIS publishes new F-1 and M-1 regulations.  The DOS has not announced what type of rule they will publish (i.e., proposed, interim-final, or final), nor how long the public comment period, if any, will be.  It is likely, however, that they will publish a rule in a similar manner to the USCIS (see previous item).  As with the USCIS regulations, either an interim-final or final rule will be required before the DOS can legally require program sponsors to implement the SEVP and SEVIS.     

Publication of a federal notice or regulations establishing an SEVP/SEVIS compliance deadline for schools enrolling F-1 and/or M-1 students.  This rule, which will be published in the Federal Register, will establish the deadline by which all U.S. schools enrolling F-1 and M-1 students must be in full compliance with the new system.  While it is hazardous to predict the compliance deadline in advance of its official publication, it is generally expected that it will be sometime in calendar year 2003 and that it will not be earlier than one year after the date the SEVIS batch interface is available for all schools to use (see "Fall 2002" below).      

Publication of a federal notice or regulations establishing an SEVP/SEVIS compliance deadline for J-1 program sponsors.  This rule will establish the compliance deadline by which all J-1 program sponsors must be in full compliance with the new system.  While it is hazardous to predict the compliance deadline in advance of its publication in this proposed rule, it is generally expected that it will not be earlier than one year after the public availability of the SEVIS batch interface (see "Fall 2002" below).

Publication of a federal notice or regulations requiring all schools authorized to enroll F-1 and/or M-1 students to submit to a recertification process with the USCIS.  As a prelude to or as a part of each school's transition from the current system to the mandated SEVP, school recertification will be required.  (See "Target Date for the Availability of (I-17)" and "Target month for USCIS initiation of a nationwide school recertification program" below for more information.)

Publication of a federal notice or regulations requiring all J-1 program sponsors to submit to a recertification process with the DOS.  As a prelude to or as a part of each program sponsor's transition from the current system to the mandated SEVP, school recertification will be required.

Summer 2002

SEVIS test server available for public testing of "batch" transmissions.  The government has announced that it will have a SEVIS test server available this summer for software vendors who wish to test the software they are developing for commercial sale, and for testing by any schools which may be developing SEVIS-compliant software for internal use.

7/1/2002

Target date for availability of SEVIS real-time interactive system to schools and exchange visitor programs.  This is the Web-based system for the transmission of data on individual students and exchange visitors (in contrast to the "batch system" which permits the transmission of data on groups of students and exchange visitors) via the Internet.  While it is possible that some DOS visa issuing posts and some USCIS ports of entry (POEs) may be utilizing the electronic "data share" capabilities of SEVIS by this date, it is unlikely that many will be able to do so. 

Target date for the 24/7 operation of the SEVIS Help Desk - (800) 892-4829.  It is anticipated that employees of Electronic Data Systems (EDS), the private company which has the contract with USCIS to develop and support the SEVP and SEVIS, will staff the SEVIS Help Desk.  These individuals will be familiar with the SEVIS technology and how schools and program sponsors should use that technology.

Target date for the availability of (USCIS Form I-17) via the SEVIS real-time interactive system.  During the initial implementation of the SEVP and SEVIS, it is possible that this electronic version of USCIS Form I-17 will be supplemented by a logistical, paper back up, and that the electronic version may be unavailable to schools wishing to be authorized to enroll F-1 and/or M-1 students for the first time.  While the (USCIS Form I-17A) will likely continue to exist in paper form, it is possible that the I-17 will eventually become an exclusively electronic process.

7/2002

Target month for USCIS initiation of a nationwide school recertification program.  Every school which enrolls F-1 and/or M-1 students will be required to comply with recertification requirements.  The USCIS will communicate recertification policies and procedures at an appropriate time prior to commencement of the program.

Early Fall 2002

Target for national availability of SEVIS batch system to schools and exchange visitor programs.  This is the system for the transmission of data on groups of students and exchange visitors (in contrast to the "real-time interactive system" which permits the transmission of data on individual students and exchange visitors) via the Internet.  The USCIS and EDS initially announced that 09/01/2002 was the target date for the availability of the batch system, but recently stated that it would be available in "early Fall 2002".  It is likely that some DOS visa issuing posts and some USCIS ports of entry (POEs) may be utilizing the electronic "data share" capabilities of SEVIS by this date.

 

1/1/2003

Deadline established by Congress ( USA PATRIOT Act of 2001) for SEVIS to be ready and available for use on a national scale.  This is a statutory deadline which the USCIS must meet.  It is not a deadline which schools must meet.  (See Newfront Software, Inc., SEVIS Readiness Workshop handout entitled Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.)

Target date for having the electronic "data share" capabilities of SEVIS operational at American Consulates (AmCons) and USCIS ports of entry.  The date American visa posts and POEs come on line with the system may be especially important if the "Transitional Program" which appears in U.S. Senate and House bills becomes law.  If the USCIS were to decide that full implementation of SEVIS, as required by those bills, occurs when all AmCons and POEs are integrated into the new system, then schools and program sponsors which are participating in SEVIS at that time could be relieved of what appear to be burdensome reporting responsibilities under the "Transitional Program".

1/30/2003

Deadline for nationwide school compliance with the SEVP and SEVIS in relation to F-1 and M-1 students.  The USCIS will publish this date in the Federal Register (target publication date is 07/01/2002), thus giving schools notice of when they must be in compliance.  It is generally thought that the USCIS will give schools at least one year to come into compliance, measured from the date the "batch" system is available for use on a national scale.  The target month for the availability of the batch system is 09/2002, making it likely that 09/2003 will be the earliest compliance deadline the USCIS might establish. 

Deadline for nationwide program sponsor compliance with the SEVP and SEVIS in relation to J-1 exchange visitors.  While no public announcements have been made by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in relation to the publication of implementing regulations or the compliance deadline for exchange visitor program sponsors, it is generally expected that their timeline will be similar to that of the USCIS for schools which enroll F-1 and M-1 students.

The Future

Student/Exchange Visitor ID Card.  It is probably only a matter of time before an USCIS-issued secure ID card, containing biometric identifiers, will be required of all students and exchange visitors.  This ID card will likely facilitate visa issuance and/or reissuance, U.S. entry and/or reentry, and USCIS benefit processing.

Adjudications at USCIS Service Centers.  It is likely that many applications for USCIS benefits will be sent to the Service Centers via SEVIS and that the adjudication of those applications will be communicated back to the foreign national and school via SEVIS.

 

 

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