New policy guidance issued from SEVP
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued final policy guidance on two issues relating to nonimmigrant students at U.S. institutions of higher education. As official SEVP policy, final guidance documents establish standards and are used in SEVP adjudications. Final guidance documents are not open for public comment. These documents are intended to clarify laws or regulations related to SEVP adjudications and do not replace or supersede those laws or regulations.
SEVP Policy Guidance S13.1: Conditional Admission
— Interprets the Form I 20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status," issuance regulation for prospective F-1 and M-1 students (8 CFR 214.3(k)).
SEVP Policy Guidance S13.2: The Form I-20 and the English Proficiency Field
— Explains how to utilize the English proficiency checkboxes on the Form I-20.
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