SEVIS Violations

It is your responsibility to remain compliant with immigration and university regulations. We are here to provide information and services to ensure that you are aware of these requirements and are able to remain compliant. Maintaining contact with OIA and reading your IUPUI email regularly throughout your time here will help ensure you stay in status. See Maintaining Status for more information.

If you are not compliant with regulations, we may be forced by law to terminate your SEVIS record. Termination of a SEVIS record is very serious and can have many negative consequences for you. It can end your ability to stay in the United States, attend school, and apply for work authorization.

SEVIS termination means that you are not in legal status ("out of status") according to the Department of Homeland Security. If you are out of status, contact us to learn about your options.

The Best Ways to Ensure That You Stay in Legal Status 

  • Check your IUPUI email at least once per day
  • Always stay enrolled full time
  • Contact your OIA advisor before you drop any courses
  • Do not break any university rules or U.S. laws
  • Only work with proper authorization
  • Do not let your I-20 expire

Reasons for the termination of a SEVIS Record include:

  • Unauthorized employment
  • Unauthorized withdrawal from classes
  • Unauthorized drop below full course of study
  • Expulsion and suspension
  • Failure to enroll in classes

In most cases, the termination of your SEVIS record means that you must make plans to immediately depart from the United States. In other words, there is no grace period after termination.

If your SEVIS record is terminated and you wish to continue your studies at IUPUI, you have two options: travel outside the United States with a new I-20 or submit a reinstatement application to regain your status. An OIA advisor can help you determine which option works best for you. To make an appointment, call 317-274-7000.