This article outlines the steps to cancel an initial J-1 SEVIS record through the SEVIS batch. (Note, the text on screencaps may not exactly match the text in the instructions.) The SEVIS term for this action is Update: Invalid.
SEVIS batch permits the cancellation of initial J-2 dependent records in SEVIS. The SEVIS term for this action is SEVIS Admin: J Exchange Visitor Action > Dependent > End Status.
Step 1: Record Creation
Given the nature of canceling an Exchange Visitor (EV) record update, EVs cannot initiate this action.
Admins may cancel an EV record update directly in the SEVIS profile for an EV SEVIS record.
Step 2: Find Academic Objective Program for Student
- Navigate to Record > Search.
- Enter the name of the EV whose SEVIS record you need to "make invalid," or cancel in SEVIS.
Step 3: Complete the SEVIS-Required Data
No edits are required in the Academic Objective for this action.
Step 4: Create SEVIS Update Record
See the KB SEVIS Admin: Creating a SEVIS Update Record for detailed instructions about this step.
You may wish to also see SEVIS Admin: Assigning a SEVIS Update to a Batch.