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SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide


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SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide

Last updated: April 7, 2020

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Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch
Revise Accrued Unemployment Days for Students on Approved OPT or STEM alert list to add column indicating if student is currently employed. Yes No No

  • SEVIS Release 6.50 Planning Guide
  • The following resources will be updated with changes after the release:
    • Alerts and Lists
    • F-1 Optional Practical Training
    • F-1 STEM Optional Practical Training Extension

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET)

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four 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, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.
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No warnings issued at this time. 

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