Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

SEVIS is web-based system that collects information on non-immigrant students and exchange visitors.

What is SEVIS?

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on F-1 students in the US. and the schools certified to enroll them.

Schools certified to host F-1 students use SEVIS to:


  • Issue the Form I-20 to students who are accepted to attend school in the U.S.

  • Fulfill the school’s legal reporting responsibility regarding the student’s address, course of study, enrollment, employment, and compliance with the terms of the student status.

  • Fulfill the school’s legal reporting responsibility regarding the student’s address, course of study, enrollment, employment, and compliance with the terms of the student status