Visa assistance/immigration

Student & Exchange Visitor Information System

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System is an electronic database, which generates the DS-2019 form used to obtain the J visa. The biographical and program information shown on the DS-2019 is entered and maintained by the program sponsor. In addition, the program sponsor validates program participation and certain changes. This information is accessible to various government agencies. It is important that the exchange visitor keeps the program sponsor advised of the current residential address and promptly notifies the sponsor of any change, as this information must be entered into the SEVIS system.