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SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide

Last updated 22-Nov-2019

Scheduled Release Date: January 10, 2019

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch
Revise Accrued Unemployment Days for Students on Approved OPT or STEM alert list to add column indicating if student is currently employed. Yes No No

Release Resources

  • SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide
  • The following resources will be updated with changes after the release:
    • Alerts and Lists
    • F-1 Optional Practical Training
    • F-1 STEM Optional Practical Training Extension

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, January 10, 2020 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.

Critical Date/Time What Happens
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

Icon - Negative consequence  No warnings issued at this time.