The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent a February 5, 2004 memo to SEVIS users, instructing them on how to create a SEVIS record for F-1 students for whom a "continuing student" record was not created before the functionality for creating such records was removed with the implementation of SEVIS 4.8 in January, 2004. For such students who have not yet completed their degree, the procedure involves the student applying for reinstatement, with fee; for such students who are on OPT, the memo gives limited discretion to the DSO to create an initial attendance record. See the memo for details. AMDOC#: 200402013