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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.

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

 

XSD Files

NOTE: The following XML schemas are for the Production environment.
Download EV Schema ZIP file.

File Title:Project File for the EXCHANGE VISITOR Batch Schema
Description:This is the project file for the EXCHANGE VISITOR batch schema. This project file requires XMLSpy tool to open.
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:1 KB
File Type:.spp
File Name:batchv1_0.spp Note: This file is zipped.
  
File Title:Main Schema File for EXCHANGE VISITOR Batch
Description:Contains EVBatchHeader, EVBatchTransaction. EVBatchTransaction has containers for EVTransactionHeader , EVTransactionDetail and CustomFields. EVTransactionDetail has high level containers for J1Activities, J2Activities, DS2019 Create and Update.This file uses all xsd files in project.
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:8 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:sevis2_batch.xsd
  
File Title:EV Containers
Description:Detailed containers for all J1Activities, J2Activities, Dependents (Add, update and Manage), CreateDS2019, UpdateDS2019, CreateDS7002, UpdateDS7002, ValidateJ1 and ValidateJ2 and more.
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:28 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:ev_containers.xsd
  
File Title:EV Complex Types
Description:Complex types used in the schema.
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:28 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:ev_complex_types.xsd
  
File Title:SEVIS II Complex Types
Description:Complex types general to sevis2 project. AddressType, PhoneNumberType etc., This can be reusable in other sevis2 schemas.
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:3 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:sevis2_complex_types.xsd
  
File Title:Simple Types
Description:Simple types in the EVbatch schema. All data elements with string types, number types, ID types, Yes or No indicator types, source id types are defined this file
File Date:10/01/2009
File Size:105 KB
File Type:.xsd
File Name:simple_types.xsd