Foreign Records/Student Visa Department
The Federal & State Compliance Office, through the Foreign Records/Student Visa Department, is committed to providing our diverse student population, parent, school, and community with the most current information on international educational systems, equivalences to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), adult foreign student high school diploma equivalency, and assistance with F-1, J-1 and M-1 Student Visas. Our goal is to facilitate the transition and to empower students in their pursuit of educational excellence.
The Foreign Records Department provides information that assist in responding to most common inquiries regarding grade placement and grade conversions of foreign students, in addition, the evaluation of the adult foreign student high school diploma. The Student Visa Department provides information regarding student visas and related information with the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidelines.
School Board Policy 5114 – Foreign Students establishes the admission and registration requirements for foreign students entering Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Foreign Records Department
Foreign Adult Document Evaluation Services
Student Visa Department