The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an Internet-based system that keeps records of the accurate and current information on non-immigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The purpose of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is to aid the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to better monitor school and exchange programs and other visitor visa categories. Exchange visitor and student information is maintained in the SEVIS.A J-1 Visa holder and his/her dependent/s applicant must be register with the SEVIS system through designated program sponsor. This is normally done when the Certificate of Eligibility for the J-1 Program is prepared. The US Consulate in your home country will verify your records electronically through the SEVIS system before they approve your application for a Visa.
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