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SEVIS Release 6.32 Planning Guide

Last updated 26-Apr-2019

Scheduled Release Date: March 10, 2017


Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects

Program Event History

  • Designation
  • Sponsor Updates
  • Annual report
No Yes Yes
Ability to edit Secondary School Student’s site of activity after visa issuance if in Initial status No Yes No
Downloadable Exchange Visitor Report No Yes No
New Termination Reason: “Failure to Comply with I-515A” (government use only, but school and sponsor officials will see the reason in Event History) Yes Yes No
Increase length of SEVIS Password to 12-16 characters Yes Yes No
Upload Evidence for I-17 (functionality will be disabled upon deployment) Yes No No
I-17 Event History Page updates Yes No No
Downloadable Student Report Yes No No


Note: While SEVIS will require a password that is 12-16 characters long when you create or change a password, you can still log in to SEVIS with your current 8-character password until it expires.

Release-Related Webinars

  • SEVIS 6.32 Pre-Release Webinar (February 10, 2017) (Resource outdated)

Note: This link has been disabled. You can visit the SEVIS Webinar page for all release webinars.

Release Resources

  • SEVIS 6.32 Release Planning Guide
  • User Guide: Downloadable Student Report
  • SEVIS Help Hub articles to be revised:
    • SEVIS Passwords
    • Termination Reasons Job Aid

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, TBD, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, TBD, 2017 at 11:59 PM (ET)

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

Batch Users

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
Friday, TBD. 2017 at 8:00 – 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

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