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SEVIS Release 6.33 Planning Guide

Last updated 23-Jan-2019

Scheduled Release Date: April 28, 2017


Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects

School information page displays upload information and Program History

Yes No No
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.

Release-Related Webinars

  • None

Release Resources

  • SEVIS 6.33 Release Planning Guide
  • Log In and Out article will be updated to include the new Log In screen

System Unavailability

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).

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, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 – 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

Information iconNo warnings issued at this time.