What to do if your school is no longer SEVP certified

If you attend an SEVP certified school that has been automatically withdrawn from SEVIS certification as a result of SEVP’s ongoing recertification process please:

  1. Don’t panic!
  2. Contact your designated school official about options
  3. Finish the current semester term at your school
  4. If your designated school official lets you know that your school is being reinstated to enroll nonimmigrant students, you may continue to be enrolled at your school.
  5. If the school remains withdrawn from certification, you will be notified by letter from SEVP.


You may do one of the following within 30 days of the schools withdrawal:


1. Depart the United States;

2. Transfer to another SEVP certified school; or,

3. Change to another nonimmigrant status.

If you have questions you can call the SEVP Response Center at (703) 603-3400 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.