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SEVIS Release 6.56 Planning Guide

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SEVIS Release 6.56 Planning Guide

Last updated: November 10, 2020

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Functionality

Affects
F/M SEVIS

Affects
J SEVIS

Affects
Batch

Mass Reprint function will allow school officials to add Remarks to all Forms I-20 submitted for each reprint job.

Yes

No

No

Exchange visitor (EV) Event History will show details for:

  • Financial Information update.
  • Correct Minor or Technical Infraction event when changing the status of an EV from Inactive to Active.

No

Yes

No

  • SEVIS Release 6.56 Planning Guide
  • The following SEVIS Help Hub resources will be updated with changes after the release:
    • COE (Form I-20) Mass Reprint)

Outage Begins

Outage Scheduled to End

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM (ET)

 

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last 4 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

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) to Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM (ET)

SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

The SEVP Portal will be unavailable during the SEVIS outage period. Students will not be able to make changes to their portal accounts.

What's New

Chatbot

Try the Facebook Chatbot

Visit the tool on the Study in the States Facebook page to learn how to become an F or M international student in the United States.

Summer Employment

Learn About Summer Employment

While employed this summer, make sure you have all the relevant information on maintaining your student status, and the steps you must take before returning to school. 

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See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this user guide.

Contact Us

Phone

SEVP Response Center

703-603-3400

Office

Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET,
except holidays

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