Entering SEVIS Visa/Permit Data


Concept


Steps:

  1. Begin by navigating to the Visa/Permit Data page.

     

    Click the Campus Community link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the SEVIS link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Visa/Permit Data link.

    Step 3
  4. Enter the desired information into the ID field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "GYAA15"
    .

    Step 4
  5. Click the Search button.

    Step 5
  6. Use the Visa/Permit Data page to enter and track an individual's visa and permit information.

    Step 6
  7. In the Country field, specify the issuing country for the individual's visa or permit.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Country field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "USA"
    .

    Step 7
  8. In the Type field, enter the visa type, either F, M, or J, that you enter on the Visa/Permit Data page must correspond to a visa type defined on the Visa Mapping page for the system to send the individual’s information to SEVIS.

     

    Click in the Type field.

    Step 8
  9. Enter the desired information into the Type field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "F-1"
    .

    Step 9
  10. Click the Get Supporting Documents button to retrieve the supporting document IDs and descriptions from the Visa/Permit Table page for the visa or permit type specified in the Type field.

     

    Click the Get Supporting Documents button.

    Step 10
  11. Notice that two supporting documents are listed for this visa type.

    Step 11
  12. Use the Effective Date field to enter the date on which the visa or permit is effective or the date on which the information should become effective in your database.

     

    It defaults to the current system date, but can be changed if needed. For this example, use the default date.

    Step 12
  13. Click in the Number field.

    Step 13
  14. In the Number field, enter the issuance number from the individual's official visa or permit.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Number field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "465-845-615"
    .

    Step 14
  15. Use the Status field to define the status of the official visa or permit. Valid values are: Applied, Granted, Renewal, and Renewed.

     

    In this example, the visa has been granted.

     

    Click the Status list.

    Step 15
  16. Click the Granted list item.

    Step 16
  17. Use the Status Date field to enter the date of the status. The default is the system's current date, but you can override this if needed.

     

    Click in the Status Date field.

    Step 17
  18. Enter the desired information into the Status Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "06/30/2007"
    .

    Step 18
  19. Use the Issue Date field to enter the date of issuance from the individual's official visa or permit.

     

    Click in the Issue Date field.

    Step 19
  20. Enter the desired information into the Issue Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "06/15/2007"
    .

    Step 20
  21. Use the Duration and Duration Type fields to specify the length of time during which the visa or permit is valid. Enter the number in the first field, and in the second field specify the period, such as days, months, terms, or years.

     

    Click in the Duration field.

    Step 21
  22. In this example, the visa has been issued for four years.

     

    Enter the desired information into the Duration field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "4"
    .

    Step 22
  23. Click the Duration Type list.

    Step 23
  24. Click the Years list item.

    Step 24
  25. Use the Date of Entry into Country field to enter the official date on which the individual entered your institution's country.

     

    Click in the Date of Entry into Country field.

    Step 25
  26. Enter the desired information into the Date of Entry into Country field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "07/03/2007"
    .

    Step 26
  27. Use the Expiration Date field to enter the date on which this individual's visa or permit expires. The system calculates the expiration date based on the specified duration and the date of entry into the country. You can override the system-calculated date.

     

    Click in the Expiration Date field.

    Step 27
  28. Enter the desired information into the Expiration Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "07/03/2011"
    .

    Step 28
  29. Use the Issuing Authority field to enter the name of the agency or authority that issued the official visa or permit.

     

    Click in the Issuing Authority field.

    Step 29
  30. Enter the desired information into the Issuing Authority field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "U.S. Embassy"
    .

    Step 30
  31. In the Issue Place field, enter the name of the location where the official visa or permit was issued.

     

    Click in the Issue Place field.

    Step 31
  32. Enter the desired information into the Issue Place field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "Mexico City, Mexico"
    .

    Step 32
  33. In the Supporting Documents Needed section, enter the dates that your institution requested and received the required documents.

     

    Click in the Request Date field.

    Step 33
  34. Enter the desired information into the Request Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "03/15/2007"
    .

    Step 34
  35. Enter the desired information into the Date Received field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "03/31/2007"
    .

    Step 35
  36. Enter the desired information into the Request Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "03/15/2007"
    .

    Step 36
  37. Click in the Date Received field.

    Step 37
  38. Enter the desired information into the Date Received field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "03/31/2007"
    .

    Step 38
  39. Click the Port of Entry Data tab.

    Step 39
  40. Use the Port of Entry Data page to track an individual’s port of entry into the United States for F or M student visas.

     

    The SEVIS system is the official record of this data. However, you may find it helpful to record this information in your own database system.

    Step 40
  41. This data is not required and will not be entered in this example.

     

    Click the Save button.

    Step 41

You have successfully entered visa information for an individual.

 

To summarize, in order to enable foreigners to work at, visit, or attend your institution, you use the Visa/Permit Data component to track information about their visas and permits.  

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