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SEVIS Release 6.35 Planning Guide

Last updated 26-Apr-2019

Scheduled Release Date: July 21, 2017


Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects

Certification expiration date changes

Yes No No
Edit petition, as a part of recertification Yes No No
Upload evidence for initial Form I-17, petition updates, and recertification (TBD) Yes No No
Upload evidence for correction requests (TBD) Yes No No

STEM OPT Changes: 

  • Adding checkbox for DSO to indicate receipt of student's STEM self-evaluation
  • Changing SEVIS' calculation of STEM end date to match USCIS' approved end date
Yes No No

Release-Related Webinars

  • SEVIS 6.35 Pre-Release Webinar (June 30, 2017) (Resource outdated)

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

Release Resources

  • SEVIS Form I-17 Petition Update (Resource outdated)
  • Upload Evidence – Correction Requests (Resource outdated)
  • Upload Evidence – Form I-17 (Resources outdated)

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

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2017 at 8:00 – 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

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