At this point in time only two options are being given to the students: 1) Apply for Re-instatement or 2) Depart from the United States. Note that all the OPT and CPT attached to the school will also be terminated. Please find the ice announcement below:
On Aug. 2, Herguan University was issued a Notice of Intent to Withdraw by SEVP. The school failed to respond to this notice within the 30-day time period allowed by regulation. Therefore, on Sept. 18, SEVP issued Herguan University a Withdrawal on Notice. As a result of the Withdrawal on Notice, Herguan University is no longer certified by SEVP to enroll nonimmigrant students and all nonimmigrant students have had their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records terminated. Because the school failed to respond to the Notice of Intent to Withdraw within the 30-day time period, the school does not have appeal rights.
Herguan University nonimmigrant students have the following options:
1. A nonimmigrant student can transfer to a new school that is willing to accept the student. The school accepting the transfer must be willing to recommend re-instatement for the student and should contact the SEVIS Help Desk to have the student’s SEVIS record transferred. Once the student’s SEVIS record is transferred, the new school must issue the student a new Form I-20 populated with the school’s information and issue the document for the reason of “reinstatement.” The student must then file a Form I-539 for reinstatement with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or
2. If the student is unable or unwilling to transfer, the student must depart the country within seven calendar days.
Herguan University nonimmigrant students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT); science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training; or Optional Practical Training Cap-Gap will have their records terminated and will lose their work authorization. When this happens, the impacted students must immediately stop working. These students will be permitted to transfer their SEVIS record by following the instructions provided above, as long as they enroll in a new course of study and apply for reinstatement. However they cannot transfer the balance of their Optional Practical Training.
Nonimmigrant students who have questions about their options should call the SEVP Response Center at (703) 603-3400. This number is staffed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.
Students who call the SEVP Response Center should be prepared to provide the following information to the SEVP staff:
- First and last name
- SEVIS ID number
- Telephone number where you can be reached
- Email address
- Dates of attendance at Herguan University
- Educational level and major of study at Herguan University
Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.
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