The SEVIS (The student Exchange and visitors Information services) came online in the summer of 2002. It converted what was a complicated manual procedure into a centralized, web-based, automated process. SEVIS improved data collection and reporting, and facilitated compliance with regulations and helped ICE better monitor school and exchange programs. The SEVIS database is used by the Department of Homeland Security to collect, track and monitor information regarding exchange visitors, international students and scholars who enter the United States on F, M or J visas.
Universities who have International Students on an F, J, or M visa are required by the Federal Law to report the following their international student in SEVIS.
- Change of legal name
- Change of U.S. address
- Change of major field of study
- Change of education degree level
- Change of funding
- Authorization for on-campus employment
For more information on SEVIS please visit “US Immigration and customs enforcement” website on www.ice.gov
Every student is expected to pay the SEVIS fees of $200. This could be paid online through www.Fmjfee.com