“Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

A government program that collects, maintains and provides information that allows legitimate foreign students or exchange visitors to gain entry into the United States. SEVP uses Web-based technology, known as the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), to track and monitor schools and programs, students, exchange visitors and their dependents throughout the duration of approved participation within the U.S. education system.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services