The United States Department of Homeland Security requires Designated School Officials (DSO) at institutions of higher education to obtain copies of visa and I-20 forms for all enrolled international students, and to maintain accurate records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to ensure that they are maintaining F-1 status throughout their stay. Incoming international students must report in person to the DSO no later than the program start date listed on their Form I-20. Returning international students must check in with the DSO every term and should provide any documents and/or information pertaining to Form I-20, Form I-94, work permits, employment status, extensions of status, and other government issued documents (e.g. passport, F-1 visa).
The DSO is located in the Registrar’s Office on the 2nd floor of Palmer Hall, phone number 205-665-6039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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