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Retention and Reporting of Information for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Federal Register, May 16, 2002, Page 32861

Agency

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Action

Proposed Rule

Summary

This rule proposes to amend the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) regulations governing the retention and reporting of information regarding F, J, and M nonimmigrants. This rule will implement the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), and establish a process for electronic reporting by designated school officials (DSO) of information required to be reported to the Service. This is necessary to improve and streamline the reporting and record keeping of F, J, and M nonimmigrants. This rule also proposes to amend the existing regulations relating to F and M students to improve accountability and to implement reasonable and clear standards governing the maintenance, extension and reinstatement of student status.

Dates

Written comments must be submitted on or before June 17, 2002.

Addresses

Please submit written comments to the Director, Regulations and Forms Services Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW., Room 4034, Washington, DC 20536. To ensure proper handling, please reference INS No. 2185-02 on your correspondence. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the Service at insregs@usdoj.gov. When submitting comments electronically, please include INS No. 2185-02 in the subject heading.

Further Information

Maura Deadrick, Assistant Director, Adjudications Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street NW., Room 3040, Washington, DC 20536, telephone (202) 514-3228.

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