SEVIS Release 6.51 Planning Guide
Scheduled Release Date: February 2020
Functionality in the Release
|Functionality||Affects F/M SEVIS||Affects J SEVIS||Affects Batch|
|New email and address fields for F, M, and J nonimmigrant dependents.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New option of “Other” for gender field.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Increased character limits for surname and city of birth fields.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|All nonimmigrant search results will be exportable.||Yes||Yes||No|
|New city of birth field for F and M nonimmigrants.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Updated look and feel for the Exchange Visitor Information page.||No||Yes||No|
|New exchange visitor identification number (EV ID) and EV Remarks.||No||Yes||Yes|
|New foreign telephone number for J-1 exchange visitors.||No||Yes||Yes|
|During Amend, update the Program Begin Date to an earlier date.||No||Yes||Yes|
|Create a COE for up to 12 months, if the exchange visitor is part of the Australia/New Zealand Summer Work Travel pilot program.||No||Yes||Yes|
|Restrict position and subject/field codes for secondary school students.||No||Yes||Yes|
|Prohibit dependents for Au Pairs, Secondary School Students and Summer Work Travel participants.||No||Yes||Yes|
- SEVIS Release 6.51 Planning Guide
- The following resources will be updated with changes after the release:
|Outage Begins||Outage Scheduled to End|
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.
|Critical Date/Time||What Happens|
|TBD||SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.|
No warnings issued at this time.