It is a mandatory requirement of your program participation to register your details in SEVIS. GEC needs accurate contact details for you at all times including your email address, home address and phone number as well as your work address and phone number.
Once you arrive in the U.S. you must complete your online GEC program validation (check-in) within 5 days of arriving in the U.S. You must be in the U.S. to validate your program. You cannot begin any training before your DS-2019 form start date. If you cannot enter the U.S. and validate your program by your program start date, contact GEC immediately so that your program is not cancelled. This may mean an increased housing cost for you from what has been stated in your Program Information Guide and program materials.
You must validate your program at least 7- 10 days before you apply for your U.S. Social Security card. If you already have a U.S. Social Security card, you are still required to validate your program.
To validate your program:
Log into your GEC record at https://www.globaledconcepts.com/login
Once you are logged in, the validation screen will appear.
You will receive a welcome email from GEC within 1 – 3 days after submitting your online validation. If you have arrived in the U.S. and the validation screen does not appear when you log on, please contact GEC immediately by phone at (615) 391-2924 or by email: [email protected] with a screen shot of what you see once you are logged in.
All Exchange Visitors must report SEVIS changes to GEC for any of the following reasons:
Failure to report any of the information above within the time frames listed or providing false and/or incomplete information to GEC will result in your termination from the program. You will have to leave the U.S. immediately. This could result in you being unable to obtain a future visa to enter the U.S.
If you have questions regarding your program status or SEVIS details, please contact GEC.