SEVIS


SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses to track our students’ whereabouts while they are in the U.S.

First SEVIS Registration: Students Register Upon Arrival in U.S.

All students must log on to our website at www.InterExchange.org/sevis upon arrival at their jobs to register their housing addresses and employment information. Students can also call our office at 1.800.621.1202 to register.

Important: Even if a student’s employment information has not changed since the time he or she applied and his or her job offer was verified, the student must still register. The purpose of this registration is to confirm the person’s job and arrival in the U.S. All students must log on to the web and register. This must be done within 10 days of their arrival at their places of employment. Students should not, under any circumstance, enter their housing and/or employment information into SEVIS before they arrive in the U.S. If they do, they may not be allowed to enter the country.

Continued SEVIS Registration: Each Student Must Regularly Update His or Her Address With InterExchange

Regulations reminders

Please remind your student staff to update their information with InterExchange according to the program requirements. Any student who doesn’t follow these regulations may be removed from the program.

30-day check-ins

Throughout their stay in the U.S., students must inform InterExchange and the U.S. government where they are living and working every 30 days. We must always have a current address for each student. If a student’s housing address changes, he or she must inform us of the change within ten days.

Second job approvals

Many students find new jobs once their work commitment ends at their first employer. Those students must also register their new housing and employment information. All second jobs must be entered in SEVIS and approved by InterExchange before the student can begin working the second job.

Notification of travel

Any student who has finished work and is traveling must log into SEVIS and inform InterExchange of the date his or her travel period begins and the region where he or she is traveling.

Questions

Employers and students can contact us at sevis@interexchange.org for any SEVIS-related questions.

Change of employment

As an employer, we ask that you contact InterExchange when a student, for any reason, is no longer employed at your business.

Penalties of SEVIS Non-Compliance for Students

SEVIS tells the U.S. government where our students are living and working and that they are participating in the InterExchange Work & Travel USA program. If a student’s housing and/or employment address is incorrect in SEVIS, or if he or she has failed to register at all, that student will be removed from the program and have his or her legal alien status revoked. Students who fail to register or keep their information updated may be subject to arrest and deportation. Additionally, the student’s ability to obtain another visa in the future will be seriously jeopardized.

Each student is required to inform InterExchange of changes in residence or telephone number, or if he or she completes or withdraws from the Exchange Visitor Program prior to the scheduled end date. InterExchange is required to maintain students’ current contact information in SEVIS or face sanctions from the U.S. Department of State. If students fail to provide this information to us as their sponsor, InterExchange may change their status to “terminated,” removing them from the program as discussed in the paragraph above.

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Alliance for International Exchange
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European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation