SEVP Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance re Vacations, Temporary Absences, and Timely Filings
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) periodically requests feedback from the public on draft guidance affecting F and M students. The program is accepting until October 23, 2013, feedback on guidance regarding vacations, temporary absences, and timely filings:
Links to the draft guidance listed above are available in SEVP's NOTICE. The e-mail address for submitting feedback is SEVPFeedback@ice.dhs.gov (include the title of the guidance in the subject line).
- Vacations: This document gives the SEVP interpretation of the F-1 student annual vacation regulation to guide adjudicators
- Temporary absences: This document gives SEVP's interpretation of the temporary absence regulation to guide adjudicators and addresses the concept of authorized early withdrawal as it relates to temporary absence
- Timely filings: SEVP notes that it is committed to the use of electronic reporting technology. Communications between SEVP and the academic community that previously depended upon the U.S. Postal Service and private-sector delivery companies are now conducted solely through electronic means. This guidance adjusts the allowable time for school officials and those who represent the schools to respond to SEVP notices
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