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International Students & Scholars


SEVIS Overview

The U.S. government uses SEVIS to track the arrival, enrollment and departures of international students and their dependents. Loyola University Chicago, and every other college and university in the U.S., is required to use SEVIS. SEVIS is an Web-based system that enables schools to create I-20 (F-1) and DS-2019 (J-1) documents for students and transmit information electronically to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly INS).

U.S. consulates and embassies worldwide will also have access to the information Loyola submits to SEVIS. At Loyola, only the staff at OIP and the equivalent staff at Loyola's medical school have access to information on SEVIS.

International Student Data

Loyola is required to report the following information about our international students using the SEVIS database:

OIP Assistance

The Office for International Programs continues to be a Loyola University Chicago office and not part of the U.S. immigration service or any other government agency. Our staff is dedicated to the university's mission and to providing services to our international students and exchange visitors. We want to assist you in achieving your educational goals; however, we must also follow federal regulations in order to ensure our ability to continue to bring international students to our university.

We hope you will assist us in this goal by reading, understanding and abiding by the code of regulations governing your stay in the U.S. as an F-1 or J-1 visa holder. For a quick overview of your legal responsibilities, please see Maintaining Your Legal F-1 Status or Maintaining Your Legal J-1 Status.

Our office regularly communicates immigration-related information to international students through a weekly electronic newsletter send to your Loyola e-mail account. Check your Loyola e-mail on a regular basis to get this important information. The OIP Website is regularly updated to reflect immigration-related changes. We encourage you to use the site for self-advising.

For more information, please contact us.


International Students & Scholar Services · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sherdian Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.3899 · iss@luc.edu

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