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SEVIS Release Planning Guide 6.48

Last updated 13-Sep-2019

Scheduled Release Date: September 13, 2019

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch
The Apartment field will no longer appear in the mailing and physical address modals. All apartment numbers should be added to the Street Address field. Yes Yes No
Address validation will be required for all J-1 student academic training entries. No Yes No

The Alert list “Students who have approved OPT without Current Employer Information” will be changed to “Accrued Unemployment Days for Students on Approved OPT or STEM.” The list will include columns for:

  • Number of Days of Unemployment Allowed
  • Number of Days of Unemployment Used
  • Number of Days of Unemployment Remaining
Yes No No
The Employment Information page for students on post-completion or STEM OPT will have a new Unemployment Counter for Active Employment field. It will show the remaining number of allowed days of unemployment. Yes No No
Before deleting an OPT or STEM employer for a student, DSOs will have to confirm that the student never worked for that employer. Yes No No
  • CPT Start Date must be on or after the day that CPT is authorized. The CPT Authorization Date cannot be backdated earlier than the day of the authorization.
  • CPT End Date must be after the CPT Start Date.
Yes No Yes

Release Resources

  • SEVIS Release 6.48 Planning Guide
  • SEVIS Help Hub Articles that will be revised:
    • Address Standards
    • Elements of SEVIS Pages
    • Alerts and Lists
    • View Employment Information
    • Unemployment Counter
    • F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    • F-1 Add, Edit, Delete Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employer

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday September 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM (ET) Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8 AM (ET)

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last twelve 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
8:00 PM (ET) Friday, September 6, 2019 to 8:00 AM (ET) Saturday, September 7, 2019 SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

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