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.
InterExchange will provide you with login instructions for your individual SEVIS dashboard prior to your arrival in the U.S. If you do not receive login instructions, please notify the InterExchange representative in your home country before you depart for the U.S.
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.
DO NOT REGISTER IN SEVIS UNTIL AFTER ENTERING THE U.S.
If you arrive before the Start Date listed in Box 3 of your DS-2019 form, please call InterExchange at 1.800.621.1202. to register in SEVIS over the phone. You will be unable to register online in SEVIS until your start date.
How to register in SEVIS
STEP 1: You must give InterExchange the address where you live within 10 days of your arrival in the U.S. Log in to your SEVIS dashboard on our SEVIS page.
Your U.S. address must be different from your employment address. If you live on your job site, then you must differentiate your U.S. address with a room/suite number or employee housing.
Home/Physical Address in the USA
Street Address (no P.O. Boxes):455 Test Street
Unit/Room/Floor/Apartment Number: #201
Site of Activity (Employment Address)
Place of Employment: Burger Shack Inc.
Street Address: 455 test street
STEP 2: Your employer information should be prefilled. Review and confirm the name and address of the business you work for.
STEP 3: You are required to check-in with InterExchange every 30 days after your first SEVIS registration, even if your U.S address and employment information have not changed.
STEP 4: You must update your U.S address or your employment information in your SEVIS dashboard within 10 days of any change.
Note: Changes in home or work address must be approved by InterExchange. InterExchange must approve all job changes and additional jobs prior to a participant starting work at a new job. If you have more than one job, you must submit additional employment information in your SEVIS dashboard. You may not begin working at a job until it has been vetted and approved by InterExchange.