SEVIS Release 6.65 Planning Guide Last updated: November 23, 2022 Quick Links:Functionality in the Release for Batch Only SEVIS UnavailabilityBatch Users Scheduled Release Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 Expand All | Collapse All Functionality in the Release for Batch Only This is a Batch only release. It will not affect real time interface (RTI). Functionality Affects F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch Responsible Officers/Alternate Responsible Officers (RO/ARO) will be able to enter an exchange visitor's (EV) email address when submitting a Correct a Minor or Technical Infraction in Batch. No Yes Yes The number of characters allowed for a Site of Activity in Batch will increase to 80 characters to match RTI. No Yes Yes ROs/AROs will be able to reprint the Form DS‑2019 for an EV in Initial Status in Batch. No Yes Yes ROs/AROs will be able to add dependents to an EV’s record in Batch when the allotment is 0. No Yes Yes Student Remarks will be accepted and displayed for curricular practical training (CPT) recommendations in Batch, so that RTI and Batch entries are now the same. Yes No Yes SEVIS Unavailability Outage Begins Outage Ends Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET) Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 6:00 AM (ET) Batch Users Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.