UPDATE (August 12, 2011): As of August 11, 2011, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has accepted the University of Northern Virginia’s (UNVA) application for new Designated School Officials. Nonimmigrant students who require action be taken on their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records may now contact the school directly with their requests. Requests made to the SEVP Response Center since July 28, 2011 will be forwarded to the school. The SEVP Response Center will no longer be forwarded student requests for UNVA.

SEVP-certified schools are subject to a review of their certification at any time based on regulations.

On July 28, 2011, pursuant to a review of UNVA certification, a SEVP representative served school officials at UNVA with a Notice of Intent to Withdraw (NOIW) the school’s SEVP-certification.

UNVA students have two choices (click the links to learn more):

UNVA students must immediately depart the country if they are unable to continue to attend classes and maintain their active status in a manner required by the regulation or if they are unable or do not wish to seek transfer to another SEVP-certified institution.

Nonimmigrant students who have questions about their options should contact their Designated School Official or call the SEVP Response Center (SRC) at (703) 603-3400. This number is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. At other times, students may leave a message and an SEVP representative will return their call within 24 hours.

Students who call the SRC should be prepared to provide the following information to the SEVP staff:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Telephone number where you can be reached
  • Email address
  • Dates of attendance at UNVA
  • Educational level and major of study at UNVA
  • Name of employer and place of employment

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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).