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  • How Do I Get a Temporary Password for SEVIS? (PDF | 79 KB)
  • User Manual for Temporary Users (PDF | 2.4 MB)
    (updated: August 1, 2014)
  • User Manual for School Users of SEVIS: Volume I Form I-17 (PDF | 4 MB)
    (updated: Oct. 31, 2014)
  • User Manual for School Users of SEVIS: Volume II Form I-20 (PDF | 4 MB)
    (updated: Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Department of State - Exchange Visitor Program Sponsors

Current Release Batch Process

  • SEVIS Batch Processing Rules (PDF | 81 KB) — This document provides guidelines for using the SEVIS Batch Interface.
  • Customer Agreement for Using the SEVIS Batch-File Transfer Process (PDF | 82 KB)
  • Process for Using the SEVIS Batch-File Transfer (PDF | 30 KB)
  • Blank Tag Matrix – February 2014 (XLS | 133 KB) — The Blank Tag Matrix provides full schema details regarding the use of uploading blank (null) tags while using the SEVIS Batch Interface. This document illustrates which XML tags can be uploaded with null values and also those where no XML tag is necessary to achieve a successful upload into the system.

Upcoming Release Batch Information

SEVIS Release 6.21

The SEVIS Release 6.21 Batch System Changes document describes the planned system changes for Batch File Processing (Batch). This release will impact batch for school officials and exchange visitor program sponsors. The following files are being provided in advance of the upgrade to SEVIS Release 6.21 to allow Batch programs and vendors to make necessary modifications. The outlined system changes were applied to the SEVIS ALPHA Testing environment via an upgrade to Release 6.21 on Wednesday, November 26th. Please note that the SEVIS ALPHA Testing environment is a work in progress as we are working towards completing development for all functionalities for SEVIS Release 6.21. The SEVIS Alpha Testing environment will continually be updated as we complete development on different functions.

The Production environment release is estimated for June 2015 but this date is subject to change. During the upgrade of the Production environment to Release 6.21, these files will be placed in the correct schema locations. In addition, the Batch API has been updated to the Release 6.21.

SEVIS Release 6.21 Batch System Changes (PDF | 358 KB)

SEVIS Release 6.21 API (PDF | 2.6 MB) (DOC | 2.6 MB)

SEVIS Release 6.21 Lookup Tables (PDF | 2.7 MB) (DOC | 3.97 MB)

SEVIS Common Schema (XSD | 29 KB)

SEVIS Create-Update Exchange Visitor Schema (XSD | 54 KB)

SEVIS Create-Update Student Schema (XSD | 50 KB)

SEVIS Table Schema (XSD | 144 KB)

SEVIS Transaction Log Schema (XSD | 15 KB)

SEVIS Batch

Documents
File Title:SEVIS API
Description:Specifies the batch interface between the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and the institutions' internal systems (user systems). This file contains the all of the information through Appendix E referenced in the table of contents. Please see below for Appendix F and Attachments A through E.
File Date:12/10/2013
File Size:2.2 MB
File Type:PDF
File Name:batch_api_6.15_121013_main.pdf
  
File Title:SEVIS API
Description:Specifies the batch interface between the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and the institutions' internal systems (user systems). This file contains the all of the information through Appendix E referenced in the table of contents. Please see below for Appendix F and Attachments A through E.
File Date:12/10/2013
File Size:2.2 MB
File Type:MS WORD
File Name:batch_api_6.15_121013_main.doc
  
File Title:SEVIS Lookup Tables
Description:Appendix F of the SEVIS API. Contains the codes referenced in Create-UpdateStudent.xsd and Create-UpdateExchangeVisitor.xsd.
File Date:12/10/2013
File Size:2.7 MB
File Type:PDF
File Name:batch_api_6.15_121013_appf.pdf
  
File Title:SEVIS Lookup Tables
Description:Appendix F of the SEVIS API. Contains the codes referenced in Create-UpdateStudent.xsd and Create-UpdateExchangeVisitor.xsd.
File Date:12/10/2013
File Size:4.1 MB
File Type:MS Word
File Name:batch_api_6.15_121013_appf.doc

 

XSD Files

NOTE: The following XML schemas are for the Production environment. The version within the XML schemas reflects the release when each was last modified.

File Title:SEVIS Create-UpdateStudent
Description:Attachment A of the SEVIS API. Defines the format of the data document containing student information uploaded to SEVIS.
File Date:04/05/2013
File Size:51 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:Create-UpdateStudent.xsd
  
File Title:SEVIS Create – Update Exchange Visitor
Description:Attachment B of the SEVIS API. Defines the format of the data document containing exchange visitor information uploaded to SEVIS.
File Date:02/07/2014
File Size:43 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:Create-UpdateExchangeVisitor.xsd
  
File Title:SEVIS Common
Description:Attachment C of the SEVIS API. Defines the generic data structures that are referenced in Create-UpdateStudent.xsd and Create-UpdateExchangeVisitor.xsd..
File Date:02/07/2014
File Size:21 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:common.xsd
  
File Title:SEVIS Table
Description:Attachment D of the SEVIS API. Contains the codes referenced in Create-UpdateStudent.xsd and Create- UpdateExchangeVisitor.xsd.
File Date:02/07/2014
File Size:143 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:SEVISTable.xsd
  
File Title:SEVIS Transaction Log
Description:Attachment E of the SEVIS API. Defines the format of the transaction log that is downloaded from SEVIS.
File Date:05/24/2013
File Size:12 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:SevisTransLog.xsd