SEVIS Release 6.0 System Changes

February 19, 2009 Download pdf

This document summarizes the system changes included in SEVIS Release 6.0, released on February 20, 2009. Some highlights of changes include:


F/M Batch

  • More CPT and OPT functionality added
  • Secondary major and minor fields required, as in RTI
  • When adding an OPT segment, the PDSO/DSO will be required to select pre-completion or postcompletion.
  • Functionality for the 6 and 12-month reporting requirement for students approved for a 17-month STEM OPT extension. If the school does not report as required, 32 days after the reporting due date the record will automatically terminate with a reason of “Failure to Report while on OPT.”
  • See the SEVIS Batch processing home page for batch technical documents.

F/M RTI

  • Filed and waitlisted Cap-Gap extension functionality
  • When adding an OPT segment, the PDSO/DSO will be required to select pre-completion or postcompletion.
  • When printing a Form I-20 for a dependent whose associated student has current or future OPT, the system will print the following statement on page 3 of the I-20 and include the student's request status and OPT dates: "Associated principal OPT Employment: [Request Status] [Employment Begin Date] - [Employment End Date]."
  • Functionality for the 6 and 12-month reporting requirement for students approved for a 17-month STEM OPT extension. If the school does not report as required, 32 days after the reportingdue date the record will automatically terminate with a reason of “Failure to Report while on OPT.”

J Batch


J RTI

  • Student Intern category functionality added (See J Student Interns)
  • The Responsible Officer (RO)/Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) will be able to change an EV's category from professor to research scholar or from research scholar to professor without formal approval from the Department of State. This change in category does not require the RO/ARO to print a new Form DS-2019 for the EV and any associated dependents.

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