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SEVIS Release 6.27 Planning Guide

Last updated 26-Apr-2019

Scheduled Release Date: July 8, 2016

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch
Create Certificate of Eligibility for F/M student and spouse/dependent Yes No Yes
Create Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Change Educational Level Yes No Yes
Create Certificate of Eligibility for F/M transfer-in student Yes No Yes
Create Certificate of Eligibility for F/M Reinstatement Yes No No
Initial F/M Registration Yes No Yes
Continuing Registration Yes No Yes
Mass Registration for continuing F/M students Yes No No
Update F/M Personal Information Yes No Yes
Update F/M Financial Information Yes No Yes
Update F/M Program Information Yes No Yes
Manage F/M Program Dates Yes No Yes
Improved Alerts and Lists Yes Yes No
Improvements to the Student Information Page Yes No No
New Travel, Passport, Visa Information Page (F/M only) Yes No No
Create Certificate of Eligibility for J exchange visitor and spouse/dependents No Yes Yes
Update J Biographical Information No Yes Yes
Update J Financial Information No Yes Yes
Update J Contact and Program Information No Yes Yes
Change for Secondary School Student category of exchange visitors No Yes Yes

Release Resources

  • Demonstration: Create Initial Form I-20 (Resource outdated)
  • Student Information Page User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Form I-20 Mass Reprint User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Manage Initial Program and Session Dates User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • SEVIS Downloads User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Update Program Information User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Update Personal Information User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Update Financial Information (Resource outdated)
  • Listing of Schools Job Aid (Resource outdated)
  • Registration User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Mass Registration User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Mass Actions User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Alerts and Students Lists User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Create Initial Certificate of Eligibility Form (I-20) User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Reinstatement User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Change Educational Level User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Travel, Passport and Visa Information User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status" (Initial) (Resource outdated)
  • Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status" (Active) (Resource outdated)

Note: These links have been disabled. You can find the most recent versions of these articles in the Manage Program Dates Registration and Course Load, Key SEVIS Pages, Update Student Records, and Certificates of Eligibility pages on the Help Hub.

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday July 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET) Saturday July 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last twenty four hours (approximately).

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
Friday July 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET) to TBD (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

No warnings issued at this time.