ICE Continues March 2020 Guidance for Nonimmigrant Students for 2021-22 Academic Year

SEVP issued a broadcast message noting it will extend the guidance issued in March 2020 for F and M students for the 2021-22 academic year. The guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the public health concerns created by COVID-19.

The March 2020 guidance applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9, 2020. Per the message: “In accordance with the March 2020 guidance, new or initial F and M students who were not previously enrolled in a program of study on March 9, 2020, will not be able to enter the United States as a nonimmigrant student for the 2021-22 academic year if their course of study is 100 percent online.”

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21042633.

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