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SEVIS Release 6.29 Planning Guide

Last updated 20-Jul-2017

Scheduled Release Date: September 30, 2016

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects
F/M SEVIS
Affects
J SEVIS
Affects
Batch
Improvements to the Form I-17 Workflow
  • Better organization of data fields
  • Validations on certain fields to improve accuracy
  • Quicker navigation to specific pages 
  • Ability to upload supporting documentation
Yes No No
Improvements to Management of F/M Correction Requests
  • Correction Request Management Page
  • Validations on certain data fields to improve accuracy
  • Ability to upload supporting documentation
Yes No No
Broadcast Message Archive Yes Yes No
Changes to J Alerts and Lists No  Yes No
Ability to change status of J-2 to Invalid No Yes No

Release-Related Webinars

  • Webinar: Form I-17 Workflow (2:30 PM ET, August 31, 2016)
  • Webinar: Correction Requests (1:00 PM ET, Setptember 16, 2016)
  • Webinar: SEVIS 6.29 Pre-Release (2:30 PM ET, September 16, 2016)
  • Webinar: SEVIS 6.29 Post-Release (2:00 PM ET, October 14, 2016)

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8 PM (ET) Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 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, September 30, 2016 at 8 PM (ET) to Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

No warnings issued at this time.

Icon Guide

See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this user guide.