Welcome to the United States! We hope that whether you've just arrived in the U.S. or preparing to leave, you're having a positive and culturally-engaging experience. Below, you'll find important information about SEVIS. It is extremely important that you follow these directions carefully, as failure to register or check-in may result in termination from the program.
As a current participant, you may also be interested in Cultural Compass, our guide to U.S. culture, attractions, and activities, our Travel Resources for Exchange Visitors, Coping With Culture Shock, and our Resources and Common Questions page, where you'll find forms, handbooks, and answers to questions you might have. You can also always contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1.800.621.1202 (from within the U.S.).
InterExchange is here to help you with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). SEVIS is a United States government computerized system that collects and manages data about all international students and exchange visitors during their stays, including InterExchange participants. SEVIS informs the U.S. government of your legal status during your program in addition to where you live and work.
Please follow the SEVIS registration instructions:
- You must register your information in SEVIS no later than 10 days after arriving in the USA.
- If you change your address during your time in the USA or if you switch jobs, you must update your SEVIS information within 10 days of any change. (Reminder: All job changes must be screened and approved by InterExchange before you start work.)
- You must also check-in every 30 days to maintain your active status on the program, even if your information hasn’t changed.
Failure to register or check-in may result in termination from the program.
If you have questions about registering with SEVIS, feel free to contact us at 1.800.621.1202 or email@example.com.