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Erroneous H-1B SEVIS Termination

J-1 exchange visitors and F-1 students have witnessed their SEVIS Records improperly terminated due to a Change of Status adjudication by USCIS, when in reality, there was a “Consular Notification” decision instead.

Those affected F-1 or J-1 status holders should request that their schools’ DSOs/AROs or program officers reach out to the SEVIS Help Desk at USICE/SEVP to have this mistake corrected. The DSO/ARO or program officer can send a PDF of the approval notice showing Consular Notification to the SEVIS Help Desk along with the request to correct the error in the SEVIS Record. Guidelines for sending a PDF to SEVIS may be found here:

 Contact Us | SEVIS | ICE. The contact information for SEVIS is [email protected] and (703) 603-3400 for the SEVP Response Center. There is also (800) 892-4829, for SEVIS technical help.

Please note there is not a direct link to the PDF. The link takes you to the Contact Us page that has the link to the PDF directly.


This article, under no circumstances, acts as legal advice; therefore, for any immigration questions, please contact your Attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. (Team ALO).

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