SEVIS Release 6.3, implemented April 30, 2010, included the following change to F, M, and J applications:

  • Removal of Social Security Number (SSN) and Taxpayer ID Fields

In SEVIS RTI, "The Social Security Number and the Individual Taxpayer ID Number fields will no longer be displayed when creating or updating a student, exchange visitor, or dependent record. Additionally, any data previously populated in these fields in any existing records will be deleted."

In SEVIS Batch, "Although there is no schema change planned with this release, batch users should be aware of the following: Any data entered in the Social Security Number field or the Individual Taxpayer ID Number field will be removed by the system prior to processing the batch file; therefore, it is no longer necessary to populate these fields. The schema will remain the same."