Note: These links have been disabled. You can visit the SEVIS Webinar page for all release webinars.
Outage Scheduled to End
12:00 AM ET Sunday December 6, 2015
8:00 AM ET Monday December 7, 2015
Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last roughly 32 hours.
Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.
12:00 AM ET December 6, 2015 to 8:00 AM ET Monday December 7, 2015
SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.
No warnings issued at this time
SEVP hopes to minimize the effect of the outage by deploying the release over a weekend. However, SEVIS data is used by many systems all over the world. The following processes and systems are affected when SEVIS is not available:
During the Outage
I-901 (SEVIS) Fee
I-901 system cannot process payments. Students and Exchange visitors must either pay ahead of time or wait until SEVIS is online again.
Social Security Numbers (SSN)
Social Security cannot confirm F, M, or J status for anyone. Those needing an SSN should either apply before the outage or wait until SEVIS is online again.
SAVE agents cannot verify the F, M, or J status for anyone. Verification requests should either be submitted before the outage or after SEVIS is online again.
SAVE agents cannot confirm the status of anyone in F, M, or J status. Employers should verify those employees before the outage or wait until SEVIS is online again.
Consular officers at U.S. embassies and consulates can view SEVIS data in their own system. It might not be up-to-date. Some visa applications may be delayed until the data feed from SEVIS is restored.
Ports of Entry
Customs and Border Protection officers can verify admissibility using stale data. Anyone seeking F, M, or J status may be sent to secondary inspection for processing. Officers in secondary inspection cannot access SEVIS to verify F, J, or M nonimmigrants’ SEVIS status.
State Departments of Motor Vehicles
DMV agents cannot verify the F, M, or J status of applicants for driver’s licenses or state IDs. Nonimmigrants needing a state driver’s licenses/ID card should either apply before the outage or wait until SEVIS is online again.
Try the Facebook Chatbot
Visit the tool on the Study in the States Facebook page to learn how to become an F or M international student in the United States.