Fairfax, VA asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia

Q: Can a private school terminate a students SEVIS for nonpayment.

Can a private school terminate a students SEVIS for nonpayment. A friend of mine who's an international student (F-1) has been having financial issues due to coronavirus, he asked for more time to make the last payment but the school has been threatening him that they would not let him join their online course and terminate his SEVIS. He has only two weeks to finish his program in this school. What kind of action should we take? Can they terminate his SEVIS for nonpayment almost at the end of his program.

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You can access Studyinthestates.dhs.gov to view all of the reasons that can be used to terminate your registration with SEVIS.

You will note that school suspension is one of the reasons that can be used.

Good luck to you.

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