OPT Reporting Requirements

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE BELOW REQUIREMENTS CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION OF YOUR LEGAL F-1 STATUS.

Post-Completion OPT reports can be submitted via the SEVP Portal or you can send an email to cie@csueastbay.edu. If you report via the portal, you do not have to report via email. If you report via the Portal, please send a copy of your EAD card to CIE by email.

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Post-Completion OPT Reporting Requirements (12 Months)

  • Your full name
  • Your NETID and/or SEVIS number
  • Your Residential Address
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your employer (company) name
  • Your employer (company) address
  • Your job title
  • Your employment start date (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • One or two sentences on how your job is related to your major
  • Whether Full Time or Part Time
  • End date of previous employer if any (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Copy of your EAD card

OPT STEM Reporting Requirements (24 months)

Validation and reporting requirements during STEM extension:

Students with an approved 24-month OPT extension must make a validation report to CIE every six months starting from the date the extension. You are also required to submit self-evaluations (last page of the I-983) at the 12-month mark and the 24-month mark of your STEM OPT.

Reporting changes to your residential address and/or phone number can be submitted via the SEVP Portal. All changes related to your employer information will need to be submitted to CIE via email as a new I-983 is required as well as an evaluation from previous employer.

The validation report must include:

  • Your full name
  • Your NETID and/or SEVIS number
  • Your Residential Address
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your employer (company) name
  • Your employer (company) address
  • Employer (company) E-Verify Number
  • Employer (company) EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • Your job title
  • Your employment start date (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • One or two sentences on how your job is related to your major
  • Whether Full Time or Part Time
  • Supervisors First and Last Name
  • Supervisors Email address and Phone number
  • End date of previous employer if any (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Copy of your EAD card
  • Evaluation at 12 and 24 months and upon departure from a company

In addition to the validation reports, students on a STEM extension must notify the CIE within 10 days of:

1. Any change of name or residence or mailing address
2. Any change of employer, giving the name, address and E-Verify number of the new employer
3. Any change to the name and address of this employer
4. Any interruption of this employment

CHANGING EMPLOYERS WHILE ON 24 MONTH STEM EXTENSION

Please submit the following to CIE

1. Form I-983- A new I-983 needs to be submitted to CIE within 10 days of any changes.

2. Email with the following information

  • New Employer's E-Verify Number
  • Your new Job Title
  • 3 sentences describing how your new job is related to your major
  • End Date of employment with previous employer
  • Your current residential address

3. Evaluation form from the previous employer 

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