SEVIS Release 6.31 Planning Guide
Scheduled Release Date: December 18, 2016
Please note: Some of the following functionality will be included in the February 2017 SEVIS Release.
Functionality in the Release
|Ability to submit a foreign telephone number during registration events||Yes||No||Yes|
|Security warning page upon initial log in||Yes||Yes||No|
|Send and receive data to SEVP Portal||Yes||No||No|
|Screen changes to reflect SEVP Portal information for students on post-completion OPT:
|Notifications to school officials of data changes made by the student via the SEVP Portal:
|DSO ability to submit request to :
|J-1 Transfer Release Date can be the same as the Program End Date||No||Yes||No|
- Release Planning Guide (Resource outdated)
- User Guide: F/M OPT and the SEVP Portal (Resource outdated)
Note: These links have been disabled. You can find the most recent versions of these articles in the F/M Student Employment page on the Help Hub.
Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.
The update to the system does not involve a change to the batch schema. Schools that cannot deploy their batch vendor’s updates to their batch software by the release date will still be able to submit registration events via batch.
|Critical Date/Time||What Happens|
|Sunday, December 18, 2016 at TBD (ET)||SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.|
No warnings issued at this time.