SEVIS Release 6.33 Planning Guide
Scheduled Release Date: April 28, 2017
Functionality in the Release
School information page displays upload information and Program History
|The Portal indicator on the Student Information page reflects the status of student’s Portal account||Yes||No||No|
|Revision to Students with Portal account list||Yes||No||No|
|Attestations recorded to History page||Yes||No||No|
|EIN and supervisor information required in Batch for STEM OPT||Yes||No||Yes|
|Require EIN only for STEM students||Yes||No||No|
|SEVIS Log in Page to reflect current SEVIS version and allow messages to users||Yes||Yes||No|
|Additional events recorded in Program History||No||Yes||No|
|Confirmation message added before changing EV status to Terminated||No||Yes||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.
- SEVIS 6.33 Release Planning Guide
- Log In and Out article will be updated to include the new Log In screen
|Outage Begins||Outage Scheduled to End|
|Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET)||Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM (ET)|
Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four hours (approximately).
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, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 – 11:59 PM (ET)||SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.|
No warnings issued at this time.