University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

What is SEVIS?

SEVIS is an electronic reporting system that provides the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information on international students, scholars, and student-interns in the United States who hold F, J, and M visas. The DHS has created this internet-based record-keeping system to maintain electronic data for all students, scholars, student-interns, and dependents. The system also tracks entries into the U.S. and departures from the U.S. Every school, college and university that admits students, scholars, or student-interns on F, J or M visas is mandated to implement SEVIS.

What Data Elements are Tracked?

In addition to the information routinely reported on I-20's and DS-2019’s, other information is reported, including but not limited to: academic status, employment, and residential address.

Resources and information