SEVP Posts New Information on Upcoming SEVIS II
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has added a new section to its Web site on the development of the SEVIS II database. SEVIS II supports the application and admission of students and exchange visitors under the F, M, and J classifications. SEVIS II maintains personal information about these foreign nationals and any accompanying dependents. In addition, SEVIS II maintains personal information about officials of approved schools and designated exchange visitor sponsors who host nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors.
SEVIS II will deploy in two phases: the first phase is expected to occur in October 2009, and the second, final phase will occur in March 2010. With the full deployment of SEVIS II, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will retire the original SEVIS system. All necessary data from the original system will be migrated to SEVIS II before the deployment of the first phase.