F-1 SEVIS Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools

This specialized two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of F-1 Student Status and SEVIS needed by Designated School Officials at elementary and secondary schools. You will gain a clear understanding of best practices to implement at your school.

Level I

Level I is designed for SEVIS Designated School Officials who interact with prospective international students and respond to their inquiries about admission, Forms I-20, and obtaining the F-1 visa to enter the U.S. to attend the school.

Topics

  • Introduction to F-1 Student Status and SEVIS
  • Issuing the Form I-20
  • Obtaining the F-1 Student visa
  • Entering the U.S. in F-1 Status
  • Reporting to School
  • Changing to F-1 Student Status

Level II

Level II is a must for SEVIS Designated School Officials who are responsible for SEVIS reporting and advising F-1 Students throughout their enrollment at their schools. We will discuss the government’s requirements for enrolling and transferring your F-1 international students and your school’s compliance responsibilities. We will also review what students must do to maintain and regain F-1 Status, as well as travel abroad while attending your school. You will walk away with a clear under-standing of best practices to implement at your school!

Topics:

  • Maintaining F-1 Student Status
  • School Transfer
  • Travel and Re-entry
  • Regaining F-1 Student Status