Federal Agencies, Agency Memos & Announcements

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

4/26/21 AILA Doc. No. 21042633. Students & Schools

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: β€œIn 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.”

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21042633.