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Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS): Important Travel Information March 2020

Important Travel Information (6/24/20)

Select June, July and August events that were scheduled for face-to-face will be conducted virtually due to COVID-19. Check the Calendar for your program to view the status of upcoming events.

Please watch your Walden email, your registration confirmation travel and event information site, and Academic Experiences COVID-19 for information and updates. DO NOT make any event travel reservations until directed to do so by Walden!

If You Have an 1-20 and Your U.S. Event is Transitioning to Virtual Delivery

We encourage you to participate in one of the virtual options for events taking place through May 2020. For more information, visit the Residency calendar and Academic Experiences COVID-19.

Your SEVIS fee is valid for up to one year and, if the Form I-20 associated with said SEVIS fee is not used, the fee can be transferred to a new I-20 directly from www.fmjfee.com. To request a fee transfer from the website, you will need to begin by checking your payment status. Once the information is entered, you will be taken to your I-901 records. If there is a valid fee payment on your record a request transfer button will appear next to the print confirmation button. Once you select this transfer option you will be prompted to enter your new SEVIS ID, School or program code and verify that your personal information is correct. After submitting your request you will be sent an initial email informing you that your transfer request was received and then you will be sent another email either confirming the transfer with instructions to print your new payment confirmation or a denial email explaining why the transfer request could not be processed. For further questions about transferring an unused SEVIS fee payment, please contact SEVP at sevp@ice.dhs.gov or visit https://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq#_Toc81222153.

If You Recently Applied for an 1-20

Walden University is halting the issuance of Form I-20s until further notice. If you have already received a Form I-20 for an upcoming Walden academic event in the U.S., we recommend you DO NOT pay the SEVIS fee, DO NOT apply for the F-1 student visa, and DO NOT make any travel arrangements until more information is available about face-to-face events scheduled June through August 2020.

We also encourage you to consider participating in one of the virtual options for events taking place through May 2020. For more information, visit the Residency calendar and Academic Experiences COVID-19. You may contact Student Success Advising to modify your registration if desired.

If You Want to Register for a Walden Academic Residency

We encourage you to consider participating in one of the virtual options for events taking place through May 2020.

If you wish to register for an event taking place June through August 2020 in the U.S., you may do so if registration for your program is open at this time, however Walden University is not issuing Form I-20s for travel at this time. Please do not make any travel arrangements. For more information, visit the Residency calendar and Academic Experiences COVID-19. You may register by contacting Student Success Advising.