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COVID-19: SEVP issues guidance for F and M nonimmigrant students

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 9, 2020

    COVID-19: The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued guidance on how schools affected by coronavirus can report procedural adaptations for F and M nonimmigrant students, including online instruction or alternate physical location. [ID #781]

    Broadcast Message: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Potential Procedural Adaptations for F and M nonimmigrant students
  2. Effective Date

    March 9, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • January 29, 2020

    Previous guidance issued by SEVP on January 29, 2020 did not address the implications of procedural adaptations implemented by schools in response to COVID-19. The guidance specifically addressed what actions schools should take if they have international students currently located outside the U.S. in impacted places or who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The March 9, 2020 announcement supersedes this message.

    Broadcast Message: 2019 Novel Coronavirus and F and M nonimmigrants

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