All program participants must contact InterExchange Career Training USA within 10 days of arriving in the U.S. to register with SEVIS. If you do not send your information to us, you will not be permitted to remain in the U.S. and your ability to obtain another U.S. visa may be jeopardized. Also, you cannot apply for a Social Security number until your record has been activated in SEVIS. You cannot get paid for your internship/training program until you have applied for a Social Security number.
Be sure to follow the steps below in order to comply with SEVIS policies.
Before you depart for the U.S., you are required to watch the InterExchange online orientation. To ensure the smoothest possible transition to the U.S. and to prevent any unnecessary delays when entering the U.S., it is very strongly recommended that you complete this orientation BEFORE you depart for the U.S. If you are unable to watch the orientation prior to your arrival, you MUST complete this required orientation no more than 10 days after arriving in the U.S. or you will not be permitted to remain on the program. Access the orientation by logging in with the email address you provided in your application and your SEVIS ID number. InterExchange cannot activate your SEVIS record until you complete all 12 lessons in the orientation.
Within 10 days of arriving in the U.S., you MUST let us know that you have arrived so that we can activate your SEVIS record. You will receive an email from us asking you to complete our arrival webform. You will need to confirm the following information:
- Your exact arrival date into the U.S.
- Your residential address in the U.S.
- Your mobile and residential phone number (if you have one) in the U.S.
- Your date of birth
- Copy of your visa if you have not submitted it yet
- Exact arrival date of your dependents (if applicable)
If you do not confirm your arrival with InterExchange, your program will go to No Show status in SEVIS and your record will be deactivated. To reactivate your record, you must pay an additional $367.
Note: Contact us to activate your SEVIS record within 10 days AFTER you arrive in the U.S. Your record cannot be activated before coming to the U.S.
If your U.S. address, phone number, or email address change, you must notify us within 10 days of the change. If you quit your internship/training program or if you are terminated from your position, you must contact InterExchange Career Training USA immediately. As an Intern/Trainee, you are required to intern/train for the entire duration of your program. If you quit or are terminated from your internship/training program, you will have 30 days to locate a new host employer and complete the Change of Host Application. If you are unable to secure a new host employer, your program will be ended in SEVIS, and you will be required to return home.
Note: You will also be contacted every 30 days throughout the program by InterExchange Career Training USA, asking you to verify all of the information we have on file for you. You MUST respond to each communication within 10 days or you will not be permitted to remain 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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