SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system for maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors in the United States. SEVIS is administered by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE), the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Gallaudet University is currently using the new SEVIS Form I-20, which has a barcode on the actual Form I-20. This allows for effective tracking of international students.
SEVIS enables schools and program sponsors to transmit electronic information and event notifications via the USCIS and the Department of State websites throughout a student or exchange visitor’s stay in the United States. SEVIS allows printing of the appropriate forms and also provides reminders, alerts, and other basic reporting capabilities.
SEVIS is designed to keep our nation safe while facilitating the entry and exit process for foreign students seeking to study in the United States.