SEVP on Social Security Number and Driver’s License Issues of International Students

  • The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is aware of current difficulties that some F and M students have when applying for a Social Security number (SSN) or driver’s license. SEVP and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program are working on a solution that they will implement on September 14, 2012.

"Lab to Market" Seminars to Encourage Fulbright Foreign Students to Address Global Challenges

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will host the first of two "From Lab to Market" Enrichment Seminars for Fulbright foreign students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 15-19. The seminar will bring together 66 Fulbrighters from 45 countries who are pursuing graduate studies in science and technology fields at American colleges and universities, and will focus on how public health advances can be translated into accessible, global technologies.

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Question details

As part of our Curricular Practical Training (CPT), I completed my summer internship with a company on 2nd of the September. So the formal procedure for extending the work is to apply again for the new CPT but somehow my second CPT delayed and got approved on 28th of September. Between 3rd and 28th for around three weeks, company asked me to work and I did. At the time I was not aware of the consequences but now I am in a great trouble. What do I do?

You have two choices that I can see: apply for reinstatement or go outside USA and reapply for a visa.

U.S. Department of State Expedites Student Visa Processing

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
November 14, 2011

During International Education Week, the U.S. Department of State highlights existing efforts to attract future leaders from abroad to take advantage of the exceptional educational opportunities in the United States. We also recognize that foreign students bring with them tremendous intellectual, social, and economic benefits. As part of these efforts, the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs gives student visa appointments special priority.

DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces the New Initiative to Streamline the International Student Visa Process

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton  announced a new initiative to streamline the international student visa process for foreign students seeking to study in the United States. The Study in the States initiative is a key component of a government-wide effort to encourage the best and brightest foreign students to study and remain in the U.S.

DHS Publishes Notice Employment Authorization For Libyan F-1 Students

[Federal Register: June 10, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 112)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 33970-33974]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



8 CFR Part 214

[Docket No. ICEB-2011-0003]
RIN 1653-ZA03