SEVIS 6.6 ResourcesThis page will link you to resources on the implementation of SEVIS 6.6, which will allow the use of CIP 2010 codes in both RTI and Batch.

Updates
November 10, 2010
SEVIS 6.6 is scheduled to be implemented on the evening of Friday, November 12, 2010. Read the final SEVIS 6.6 System Change Notice.

October 29, 2010
On October 28, 2010, SEVP sent the following message to SEVIS users, notifying them of a delay in the implementation of SEVIS 6.6:
"This message is to inform you that the Production environment implementation of SEVIS Release 6.6 has been postponed and therefore, will not occur on Friday, October 29th as previously communicated. This delay is necessary in order to address an issue that is negatively impacting performance of the Release 6.6 version of SEVIS during test and evaluation. The risk of a post-deployment remedy would be too burdensome so the decision has been made to delay the implementation of Release 6.6 to resolve this issue. Further details regarding the new implementation date will be provided via a follow-up notice next week. Please direct any questions to the SEVIS Help Desk either via phone at (800) 892-4829 or via email at mailto:[email protected]"
October 19, 2010
A key change in SEVIS 6.6 will be the conversion from CIP 2000 codes to CIP 2010 codes. Review the following resources to help manage the transition:
October 6, 2010
SEVIS 6.6 Batch testing period opened. On October 5, 2010, SEVP sent the following message to SEVIS batch users: "This message is to inform you that the SEVIS Release 6.6 Batch testing period will start on Wednesday, October 6th. In order to upgrade the Beta testing environment to Release 6.6, an outage will be necessary the morning of October 6th. The outage will begin at 7:00 AM EST and a follow-up notice will be sent once the Beta environment is upgraded to Release 6.6 and is available for Batch testing. Please direct any questions to the Batch support team of the SEVIS Help Desk either via phone at (800) 892-4829, Option 2 or via email at [email protected]"

September 24, 2010
SEVIS 6.6 testing period postponed. On September 24, 2010, SEVP sent a broadcast message to inform SEVIS users "that the SEVIS Release 6.6 Batch testing period has been postponed. Therefore, the Beta testing environment upgrade to Release 6.6 will not occur on Monday, September 27th as previously communicated. As of this time, a new schedule is not yet available. Further details regarding the new dates will be provided via a follow-up notice within the next two weeks. Please direct any questions to the Batch support team of the SEVIS Help Desk either via phone at (800) 892-4829, Option 2 or via email at [email protected]" The 30-day batch testing period had been originally scheduled to begin on September 27, 2010.

September 10, 2010
In a September 10, 2010 broadcast message, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program notified SEVIS users that "the SEVIS Release 6.6 Batch System Changes document, SEVISTable.xsd, and Batch API (including the lookup tables) have been updated and posted to http://www.ice.gov/sevis/schools/batch.htm.