Note: These links have been disabled. You can visit the SEVIS Webinar page for all release webinars.
SEVIS data is used by many systems worldwide. The following processes and systems will be affected:
I-901 (SEVIS) Fee
The I-901 System will not be able to process the SEVIS fee payments. Students and exchange visitors must either pay ahead of time or wait until SEVIS is online again.
Social Security Numbers (SSN)
The Social Security Administration should not be affected.
(Systems: ESB, PCQS)
SAVE Agents should not be affected.
E-Verify (Systems ESB, PCQS)
E-Verify should not be affected.
Consular officers at U.S. embassies and consulates should not be affected.
Ports of Entry
(Systems: ADIS, PCQS)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers performing primary inspections can verify admissibility using information that is up-to-date. Anyone seeking F, M, or J status may be sent to secondary inspection for processing. CBP Officers in secondary inspection cannot access SEVIS to verify F, J, or M nonimmigrants’ SEVIS status. However, this is a short outage with very limited effects.
State Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
DMV agents should not be affected
There should be no effect on schools’ ability to file for recertification.
Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.
8:00 PM Friday, August 21, 2015
SEVIS batch functionality is suspended.
12:01 AM Saturday, August 22, 2015
SEVIS batch functionality is restored.
Transaction logs and PDFs of forms not downloaded by 8:00 PM (EST) Friday, August 21, 2015 will be available for download once SEVIS access is restored.
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