The Department of State Exchange Visitor Program (DOS-EVP) provided NAFSA with an Activation of SEVIS Maintenance Jobs notice that they will send to J exchange program sponsors. The DOS-EVP notice instructs programs to assess their SEVIS records that may be affected by the automatic actions, before midnight on Wednesday, February 4, 2004, especially to ensure that all participants now in the U.S. have been properly Validated in SEVIS. The automatic jobs include:

1. Status Set to Inactivate the Day After the Program End Date: SEVIS will change the status of a J-1 (and any J-2) SEVIS record from Active to Inactive the day after the Program End Date listed in SEVIS.

2. Status Set to Inactivate When a J-2 Dependent Turns Age 21: SEVIS will change the status of Active dependent children records (children in J-2 status) to a status of Inactive on the day of the J-2 dependent's 21st birthday.

3. Status Set to No Show When Record is in Initial Status and the Record Has Not Been Validated: SEVIS will change the status of a J-1 (and any J-2) SEVIS record from Initial to No Show if the J-1 SEVIS record reflects that they have entered the United States (e.g., contains Port of Entry information) and the record has not been validated within 30 days after the Program Begin Date listed in SEVIS.

4. Status Set to Invalid If No Port of Entry Information is Available and Record is Not Validated: SEVIS will change the status of the J-1 (and any J-2) SEVIS record to Invalid if there is no Port of Entry information contained in the record and the record has not been validated within 30 days after the Program Begin Date listed in SEVIS.