SEVIS Release 6.56 Planning Guide Last updated: November 10, 2020 Quick Links:Functionality in the ReleaseRelease ResourcesSEVIS Unavailability Batch UsersSEVP Portal Users Expand All | Collapse All Functionality in the Release 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 Release Resources 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) SEVIS Unavailability 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). 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, Nov. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) to Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads. SEVP Portal Users The SEVP Portal will be unavailable during the SEVIS outage period. Students will not be able to make changes to their portal accounts.