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SEVIS Release 6.25 Planning Guide

Last updated 20-Jul-2017

This page provides information for SEVIS Release 6.25.

Scheduled Release Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affect J SEVIS Affects Batch
Displays improved Event History for CPT updates, F-1 transfers and extensions. Yes No No

Cap Gap improvements:

  • Displays a cap gap indicator.
  • Completes record based on cap gap extension date, not program end date or OPT end date.
  • Allows DSO to select “Rejected” or “Cancelled” as status of cap gap extension.    
Yes No No
Download report on last reprint of Form I-20 for students. Yes No No
Minor improvement for school search on F/M transfer out. Yes No No

Release Resources

  • Cap Gap Extension User Guide 
  • Transfer Out User Guide (in development)

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, March 18, 2016 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, March 18, 2016 11:59 PM (ET)

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last about four hours.

Batch Users

Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.

Critical Date/Time What Happens
March 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

Information icon No warnings issued at this time.