The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is developing the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System II (SEVIS II) as a modernization effort to address limitations in the original SEVIS immigration benefits tracking tool. SEVIS II is an information system that tracks and monitors students, exchange visitors, and their dependents that are in the U.S. on F, M, or J classes of admission throughout the duration of approved participation within the U.S. education system or designated exchange visitor program. SEVIS also maintains information on the schools, exchange visitor program sponsors, and their representatives. ICE is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to document publicly the privacy protections that are in place within the system because SEVIS II collects, maintains, and provides personally identifiable information (PII) in the execution of its mission. SEVIS II will be deployed in two phases; however this PIA describes the system as it will be fully deployed.
It should be noted that this PIA describes only personally identifiable information that the SEVIS II system will hold, and does not list information associated with institutional information that will be contained in a school's Form I-17 or an exchange visitor program's DS-3036.