All program participants must contact InterExchange Career Training USA within 10 days of arriving in the U.S. to register with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). If the participant does not send his or her information to us, he or she will not be permitted to remain in the U.S. Also, the participant cannot apply for a Social Security number until his or her record has been activated in SEVIS. If the participant does not confirm his or her arrival with InterExchange, the person’s program will change to “No Show” status in SEVIS and the record will be deactivated. There is a $233 fee to reactivate a SEVIS record. Note: The participant’s SEVIS record cannot be activated before coming to the U.S.—he or she must contact us immediately after arriving.
As a host employer, your organization name and address will also be listed in SEVIS as the participant’s site of activity. This tells the U.S. government where the participant will be interning/training throughout the program. Under no circumstances may you move the participant to a different site of activity without first requesting permission in writing from InterExchange Career Training USA. Similarly, if your business address, phone number or email address changes, you must notify us within 10 days of the change.
If your intern/trainee quits or if you terminate his or her program, you must contact InterExchange Career Training USA immediately. The participant is required to intern/train for the entire duration of the program. If he or she quits or is terminated from the internship/training program, the participant will have 30 days to locate a new host employer and complete the Change of Host Application. If the participant is unable to secure a new host employer, his or her program will be ended in SEVIS, and he or she will be required to return home.
Note: You will also be contacted throughout the program by InterExchange Career Training USA, asking you to verify all of the information we have on file. You must respond to each communication within 10 days or you will not be permitted to host interns or trainees on the program. Maintaining accurate SEVIS information is essential, as is responding to all communications sent from InterExchange Career Training USA.
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