Acronym for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which is an Internet database reporting system. Schools that enroll F-1, M-1 or J-1 students must electronically transmit current data through SEVIS to the Department of Homeland Security and/or the Department of State throughout the student's stay. This reporting is done on a regular basis. All schools are required to enter information for all their current F-1 or M-1 non-immigrants students, to report their enrollment, and other information in SEVIS.
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