SEVIS

SEVIS is an Internet-based system that provides tracking and monitoring functionality, with access to accurate and current information on nonimmigrant students (F and M visa) and exchange visitors (J visa), and their dependents (F-2, M-2, and J-2). SEVIS enables schools and program sponsors to transmit electronic information and event notifications, via the Internet, to the DHS and DoS throughout a student's or exchange visitor's stay in the United States. SEVIS will be informed of status events for students and exchange visitors including, but not limited to, entry/exit data, changes of current United States address (residence), program extensions, employment notifications, and changes in program of study. SEVIS will also provide system alerts, event notifications, and reports to the end-user schools and programs, as well as for DHS and DoS offices. SEVIS enables the submission of designation applications to DoS (Form DS-3036) for review. If an entity meets the regulatory requirements established in 22 CFR Part 62 and is designated by DoS as a program sponsor, users may update program sponsor information, submit updates to DoS that require approval, and create and update J-1 exchange visitor and dependent records (that is, accompanying spouse and dependent children records). The DoS Office of Private Sector Exchange has the capability to review and approve updates made to program sponsor and exchange visitor records using SEVIS, and the Responsible Officers (RO) and Alternate Responsible Officers (AROs) will be notified via email of the results. Additional information may be obtained through the SEVIS website, administered by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.  

SEVIS User Manuals for Exchange Visitor Program Sponsors

SEVIS User Manuals are resources for current and prospective Exchange Visitor Program Sponsors (RO/AROs).

User Manual for Temporary Users of SEVIS (How to Complete and Submit the Form DS-3036, Exchange Visitor Program Application) [version 6.48] (PDF)

Updated September 13, 2019.

Find information about:
  • Accessing SEVIS
  • Prerequisites for Exchange Visitor Program designated sponsor applicants
  • Completing the designation application, including submitting fee payment and supporting documentation
User Manual for Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor Users (RO/ARO) of SEVIS Volume I, Forms DS-3036 and DS-3037 [version 6.48] (PDF)

Updated September 13, 2019.

Find information about:
  • Logging into SEVIS
  • Accessing alerts and reports
  • Creating and processing Forms DS-3036 and DS-3037, including updating program information, requesting allotment of Forms DS-2019, and adding/updating RO/AROs
User Manual for Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor Users (RO/ARO) of SEVIS Volume II, Form DS-2019 [version 6.48] (PDF)

Updated September 13, 2019.

Find information about:
  • Logging into SEVIS
  • Viewing alerts and reports
  • Creating and processing Forms DS-2019, including editing, correcting, and transferring exchange visitor records and initiating Exchange Visitor Requests
Further information about Exchange Visitor Program regulations and SEVIS can be found in the links below.