Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
Studio Incamminati is now part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a networked computer system in the United States that tracks information on non- immigrant international students and scholars attending school in the U.S.
The SEVIS requires authorized educational institutions, such as universities, laboratories, non-profit organizations and secondary schools, to monitor international students and scholars and maintain their records.
The SEVIS can only be accessed by the Designated School Officials, who are authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to utilize the system. These officials must keep records of any "reportable events" on international students and scholars, such as arrival/departure, school transfer, no-show, leave of absence, extension/termination of educational program, change of major, among others.
International students and scholars who violate their visa requirements become subject to investigation by the officials of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and possible deportation.
For more information on visa requirments, see educationusa.state.gov