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SEVIS Release 6.29 Planning Guide

Last updated 26-Apr-2019

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)

Release Resources

  • User Guide: Initial Certification (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Update Form I-17 Overview (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Update School Contact Information (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Update Programs of Study (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Update Accreditations and Recognitions (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Update Calendar, Costs, and Demographics (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Add, Edit, or Delete Campus (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Manage School Officials (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Recertification (Resource outdated)

Note: These links have been disabled. You can find the most recent versions of these articles in the School Records page on the Help Hub.

  • User Guide: Correction Request Overview (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct Program Dates (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct Termination Reasons (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct Student Status (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct USCIS Requests (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct Terminate Record (Resource outdated)
  • User Guide: Correct PDSO SEVIS Record (Resource outdated)

Note: These links have been disabled. You can find the most recent versions of these articles in the Correction and Correction Requests page on the Help Hub.

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.