You are required by SEVP to report your US address and employer information while on STEM OPT. To satisfy this requirement, please complete this request within 10 days of any changes to employment, or local address.
You are also required to validate your STEM OPT 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months after employment begins. Failure to do so is a violation of your F-1 student visa and may cause you to fall out of status.
Additionally, any material changes in your current employer must also be reported.
Any change of the employer’s Employer Identification Number.
Any reduction in student compensation that is not tied to a reduction in hours worked.
Any significant decrease in hours per week that a student engages in a STEM training opportunity.
Changes to the employer’s commitments or student’s learning objectives as documented on the Form I-983.
All STEM OPT employment must be full-time (more than 20 hours a week).
If you are changing your employer, you MUST submit a NEW I-983 for your new employer and a Final Evaluation on Student Progress (page 5 of I-983).
You must be on pending or approved STEM OPT.
You must be reporting 20 hours or more of employment with a new or existing STEM Employer.
You must be employed by a e-verify employer.
Your employment must be paid.
If reporting new or updated employment: Pages 1-4 of I-983
If reporting completion/termination of previous employment information Page 5 of I-983
Log in to your ISS-Profile to ensure that your address is current in ISS-Profile.
In your ISS-Profile complete STEM OPT Reporting Form.
Electronically sign your STEM OPT Participation Agreement.
Complete the Change in STEM Employer to report previous employment end date and upload page 5 of I-983.
Complete the STEM OPT Reporting to report new employment information and upload new I-983 (pages 1-4).
Submit request for STEM OPT Reporting Form.
You will receive an email from the International Student Services office once your record has been updated.
If changing or updating STEM employment while STEM OPT is pending please email email@example.com for further instructions.
Your employer must review and sign the self-evaluation (page 5 of I-983) to verify its accuracy.
If STEM OPT employment ends early the student must submit the final evaluation within 10 days following the conclusion of employment opportunity.