As many of you know, SEVP and its partners at the Department of State (DoS) have been working toward a two-phase deployment of SEVIS II. Phase one, the creation of customer accounts and the migration of school and sponsor records, was planned to start in March of this year, and phase two, full operating capability, was planned to deploy in October. This schedule has changed. For the reasons described below, a final decision on the schedule has not been reached. However, we can say that SEVIS II will not be deployed this year.
ICE SEVP 5/9/11 guidance responding to questions and concerns expressed by Designated School Officials as well as general misconceptions regarding SEVIS II. Topics include transition issues, training, the paperless process, student access, batch concerns, security, and more.
Please check the attachment for SEVIS II guidance.