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SEVP Portal Release 1.13 Planning Guide

Last updated 13-May-2020

Scheduled Release Date: May 14, 2020

Functionality in the Release



Improve the Employment page to:

  • List active employers first.


  • Prevent a student from entering an employment start date with an employer that is more than ten days before the current date.


  • Prevent STEM OPT students from changing employer name and address, full/time part time fields, and employer date fields.

Students must work with DSOs to update these fields on the Form I-983.

Give the option to select mailing address to be the same as physical address.


Improve access to SEVP Portal Help pages and SEVP Portal Student User Guide from:

  • Log In page.
  • Password Reset page.
  • Password reset emails.


Update SEVP Portal Log In page to:

  • Remove the SEVP-required browser statement.
  • Update the wording of the government systems access warning.


Improve messages/emails to students by:

  • Stop sending account-creation emails to students without authorized OPT.
  • Stop displaying due dates for STEM OPT reporting that occur after a student’s STEM OPT ended.


Release Resources (available after the release)

  • SEVP Portal Student User Guide