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How to activate Sevis by Crossing Border at Matamoros Mexico or any border locations.

We guided one guy with this process and he took sometime to write down the process


January 8th 2019

Hello, I’m graduate student from Tamuc, for some reason my records had been completed which led to sevis deactivation.

After few month I took admission in a new college and they adviced me to make my travel re-arrangements in order to activate my sevis.

I carried all my documents I.e my previous i20 , new i20, passport,visa i94, and financial documents.

We reached the border of United States in Brownsville TX,

Parked car at duty Free parking at Browmsville, Texas which is border city of Matamoros, Mexico.

You find alot of folks who go through international bridge by walk to Matamoros Mexico.

Just follow them, you just need to input 4 quarters into Turn style to Enter to start walking on the bridge.

It’s just 3-4 mins walk.

Just go through that International bridge and turn back and walk through other bridge /lane where you can find folks entering into USA.

you just have to go through a small inspection in order to re enter the country.

Just beside the border(before entering into US,) there is i94 office where the sevis and i94 is updated. I gave my passport to the officer and when my turn came they just asked my i20. (Most important thing is that be bold and strong and give a positive expression to the officer). They asked me why I’m taking my second masters. I gave them the reason that I did not get a degree from my first masters so I applied for a second one.

Then they asked which university I was going to and that’s it they activated my sevis and told me that I’m good to go. The whole process just took 2-3 mins.

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