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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Also known as the Submitter, the R-4 is the USAID - Washington Responsible Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer. The R-4 accesses both the Visa Compliance System (VCS) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). All data regarding an Exchange Visitor that must be updated or input into SEVIS, must be submitted by the R-4. The R-4 is responsible for printing, signing and expeditiously shipping to USAID Missions, all Exchange Visitor Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1). Status (Form DS-2019) generated by SEVIS (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 252).

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