On 11/06/08, SEVP held a conference call on SEVIS Batch Alpha Release 6.0, to provide information and respond to pre-submitted questions.

SEVP advised that if the schemas a school or program's batch software uses are not updated as specified in the SEVIS 6.0 API, those schools/programs will be unable to do the following through Batch (although these updates/actions will be available in RTI):
  • Add OPT for F-1 students
  • Edit existing OPT
  • Extend OPT
  • Report OPT Participation
  • Indicate a Filed or Waitlisted Cap-Cap Extension
  • Create an EV in the Student Intern Category
SEVIS 6.0 is tentatively scheduled to go into production the first week of February, 2009.

Related Resources

For related resources on Release 6.0, see NAFSA's SEVIS Release Update page.