What is SEVIS?

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a computerized U.S. Government system that collects and manages data about international students and Exchange Visitors during their stay in the United States.

SEVIS keeps track of all InterExchange Work & Travel USA students while they are in the U.S. It tells the U.S. Government where you live, where you work, and your legal status on the Work & Travel USA program.

Important SEVIS Information

All students must register within 10 days of arriving in the U.S. and check in every 30 days thereafter.

You can update your SEVIS information in your Online Application at app.interexchange.org. Your SEVIS dashboard will be available on your program begin date.

The begin and end date of your program is located in Box #3 on your DS-2019 form.

Failure to register or update SEVIS might:
  • Delay your Social Security application and/or prevent you from receiving a Social Security card.
  • Risk having your program terminated, which will require you to leave the country immediately.
  • Jeopardize your ability to obtain another visa to enter the U.S. in the future.

If you arrive before the Start Date listed in Box 3 of your DS-2019 form, you will be unable to register online in SEVIS until your start date.

How to register in SEVIS

STEP 1: Log in your Online Application. You need to confirm your arrival to the United States before you can provide your U.S. Address.

STEP 2: Provide your U.S. address. You must give InterExchange the address where you live within 10 days of your arrival in the U.S.

Please follow the correct address format any time you are submitting an address or making any changes.

Line 1: Hotel, Motel, Lodge, or Inn Name (Optional)


If you are living in a hotel, motel, lodge or inn, please tell us its name. Not all addresses have a name. This section is optional.

Line 2: Address Line 1 (Building Number and Street Name)


Make sure you write both the building number and street name on the same line to have a complete Street address.

Line 3: Apartment Number, Room Number, or Employer Housing


If you are staying in an apartment building, hotel or a motel, please fill out the room number or apartment number.

Your U.S. address must be different from your employment address. If your housing address is the same as your employment address, you must enter a room/suite number or “Employee Housing” to this line.

Line 4: City, State, Zip Code


The final line of your address should include the City, State and the 5-digit ZIP Code.

Step 3: Confirm your Employment location: You need to review and confirm the information about the business you work for. Including the business name, address and contact information.

Note: Changes to employment must be approved by InterExchange. If you have more than one job, you must submit additional employment information in your SEVIS dashboard.

How to Notify InterExchange

10 Days

Within 10 days of arriving in the U.S. you must:

Register with SEVIS by logging in here.

If your address changes during your time in the U.S. you must update your SEVIS account. If you have any questions, please call our free number, 1.800.621.1202, or email us at: worktravel@interexchange.org.

10 Days

Every 30 Days

You must use SEVIS to check in with InterExchange every 30 days after you arrive in the U.S. If you have any questions, please call our free number, 1.800.621.1202, or email us at: worktravel@interexchange.org.

10 Days

Before changing jobs or accepting additional jobs

You must get approval from InterExchange by contacting us via our free number, 1.800.621.1202, or by emailing us at: worktravel@interexchange.org.

10 Days

Your program may be terminated

If you do not follow the directions that are listed above.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation