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Center for International Education and Programs
Bldg B, Room B105, ECC Campus
Tel: +1-847-214-7809
Fax: +1-847-931-4897

Prospective Students
internationaladmissions@elgin.edu

Current Students
international@elgin.edu

Importance of SEVIS

Vital information about you and your F-1 status will be updated regularly in the SEVIS database. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Change of address
  • Change of major
  • Dropping below full-time enrollment
  • Practical training
  • Illegal employment
  • Non-enrollment

These and other occurrences are considered "reportable events" and ECC is required to report these events. It is very important that you know the regulations governing your F-1 visa, including all grace periods and timelines, so that you do not fall out of status and lose F-1 privileges.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) describes SEVIS as the following:

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be students. SEVP collects, maintains and provides the information so that only legitimate foreign students or exchange visitors gain entry to the United States. The result is an easily accessible information system that provides timely information to the Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Visit ice.gov/sevis for more information.

 
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