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SEVP Portal Release 3.0 Planning Guide


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SEVP Portal Release 3.0 Planning Guide

Last updated: November 18, 2020

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Scheduled Release Date: November 20, 2020


Functionality Notes
Students can change their Contact and Employment Information up to 15 days after the end of optional practical training (OPT).  
Portal will send a new account creation email for a new period of OPT, even though the student did not create a Portal account during a prior OPT period.  
“Expand All” and “Collapse All” options added to the History section.  
SEVP Portal’s Account Closed status will display in the student’s SEVIS Event History page.  

Text fields will have a Characters Remaining countdown field, starting at 1000 characters.


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 four hours (approximately).

  • SEVP Portal Student User Guide
  • SEVIS and the SEVP Portal Article

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