On April 21, 2008, DHS published a proposed rule that would raise the SEVIS I-901 fee, set standards for recertification of F-1 and M-1 schools, and modify schools' record-keeping and reporting requirements. The rule proposes an October 1, 2008 effective date. The public comment period on the proposed rule ended June 20, 2008.
- Read the proposed rule published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 21260 (April 21, 2008)
- Read NAFSA's comment letter
September 26, 2008
ICE published the final SEVIS fee/recertification rule on September 26, 2008. The rule is effective on October 27, 2008, Changes include: fee hikes of SEVIS I-901, initial certification, and site visit fees; rules for recertification of F and M schools; and new I-17 and maintenance of school certification rules. Read the final rule.