Maintaining accurate F-1 Student records is an important part of every SEVIS Designated School Official’s duties.
This is our first term dealing with the new electronic Form I-94. A great U.S. Customs and Border Protection guide to understanding the new I-94 process is available here.
Our best advice is to make sure your student’s file has a copy of the I-94 record (paper or web site print out) as well as the F-1 admission stamp in the passport if the student arrived by air or sea. To prepare for your SEVIS reporting, you want to be sure that your F-1 was properly admitted “F-1 D/S!” Remember that SEVIS Registration is your school’s certification to the government that your F-1 student arrived and enrolled full-time at your school!
To learn more important tips for starting your fall term off right, sign up for our upcoming webinar, “F-1 SEVIS Checklist for Starting Your Year Off Right,” scheduled for Wednesday October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.