Full Essentials for Non-immigrant Applying for a visa could be very tedious because it requires a lot of paper works. However, it could be a most rewarding sacrifice when one considers the many advantages a student could have in studying in one of the most sought schools in the United States. The process includes the filling out of the I-20 form issued by the preferred school, giving pertinent information that will support the application for visa. The latter will allow the student to enter the country but does not guarantee the entrance of the holder because there are other bodies that will have to decide if the student will enter or not. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is one of the bodies that ensure the security of the nation by making sure all those who enter the nation will not endanger the country in any aspect, in any form or manner. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State to monitor non-immigrant students. To further this role, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is used to store information about the arrival and departure of non-immigrant students, exchange visitors and their dependents. Studying in the United States is both a privilege and an opportunity however, one has to stay within the rules and regulations contained in the contract, where an individual binds himself with the country as a visitor. The most important of which is staying in status. Before the student’s visa expires, he should leave the country as agreed upon otherwise, the student will definitely suffer a great loss. Such record will affect one’s further applications for travel to the country in the future.
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