New announcement from DHS about MAVNI 2017 being suspended
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently received notice from the U.S. Department of Defense on the status of Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017), from Oct.1, 2016 to Sep. 30, 2017. The U.S. Army will not accept MAVNI applications for FY 2017 until they complete the revisions of the implementation plan for FY 2017.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has implemented additional and retroactive security protocols that all MAVNI applicants must satisfactorily complete. The Army is in the process of drafting a plan to implement OSD’s increased security protocols. Once OSD approves the implementation plan, the Army will begin processing new applicants for FY 2017 who meet MAVNI program eligibility requirements for enlistment.
To comment on this Broadcast Message, please email SEVP@ice.dhs.gov with “Broadcast Message 1612-02 Comment” entered in the subject line.
The Broadcast Message is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself a rule or a final action by SEVP. It is not intended to, does not and may not be relied upon to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party in any administrative, civil or criminal matter
I guess this is a good news although it will take some time to reopen. At least it will open someday.