NEW! DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) recently launched StudyInTheStates.dhs.gov, a clearinghouse of information aimed at helping international students and academic officials navigate the international student process. This website is designed to help facilitate a government-wide initiative to encourage the best and brightest international students and scholars to study and remain in the United States.
USCIS is the agency responsible for processing requests for immigration benefits. You may obtain immigration forms here and look at the status of cases on-line.
ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) oversees SEVIS.
Student and Exchange Visitor Program
DHS/ICE Attn: I-515 Processing Unit
500 12th St. SW, Stop 5600
Washington, DC 20536-5600
Electronic Form I-94 Record Retrieval Tips: http://www.nafsa.org/Content.aspx?id=43767&LangType=1033
Information for international students about how to apply for a social security number can be found at: http://www.socialsecurity.gov
SSA/Dept of Motor Vehicles problems related to F-1 issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEVP is currently working on implementing new standards for student names that will affect how schools issue their Forms I-20. Detailed information is available:
eShip Global: partners with schools to allow students to prepay for their immigration documents to be shipped overseas. No cost to school, just set up an account. http://www.eshipglobal.com/
Their website abounds with professional development information for members. 1307 New York Ave., N.W., 8th floor, Washington, D.C. 20005-4701. Phone: 202-737-3699.
One To World offers programs and services to international students and scholars affiliated with colleges and universities in the greater New York City area. One To World’s professional Network membership is made up of over 90 academic institutions and constitutes the single most valuable forum in New York for the exchange of ideas and best practices among international education professionals.
To ensure that a student’s application is mailed to the correct address, please visit the USCIS website: http://www.uscis.gov.