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OPT Reporting Requirements

All students on OPT (Post Completion, STEM, and Cap-Gap) are required to report any changes within 10 days. Failure to comply with any of the reporting requirements constitutes a violation of your legal F-1 status.

 

SEVP PORTAL- Self Reporting Tool

The SEVP Portal is a tool that F-1 students engaged in post-completion OPT and STEM OPT Extension can choose to use to report certain updates to SEVIS.

For more information please visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevis-help-hub/student-records/fm-student-employment/sevis-and-the-sevp-portal

Post-Completion OPT- update all employment changes, your residential address, and contact information via the Portal.

OPT STEM- update your residential address and contact information via the Portal. You are not able to update employment as the I-983 is mandatory.

If you are unable to login to the Portal, please email cie@csueastbay.edu to request a Portal reset. If you are still not able to report, you can email the below information to cie@csueastbay.edu

Please send a copy of your EAD card to CIE.

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 Validation Report 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 begins and ending when employment terminates or at the end of 24 months

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
  • I-983 Evaluation at 12 months and 24 months

In addition to the validation reports, students on a STEM extension must notify the CIE within 10 days of any changes to any of the above information.

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