OPT Reporting Requirements

Required Reporting

All students on OPT are required to report any changes within 10 days. You will report address changes to your SEVP Portal and USCIS. You will report contact information changes and employer changes via your SEVP Portal. Failure to comply with any of the reporting requirements constitutes a violation of your legal F-1 status.


Address - Change of Address Reporting with USCIS

All students are required to report address changes to USCIS by completing Form AR-11 any time they move after graduation, including after USCIS has approved their Form I-765. If you do not have a receipt number or a pending case,you may respond "NO" in order to submit the Form AR-11 for an address change only. USCIS strongly recommends that applicants who have a USCIS online account also update their address in their online account profile. 


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.

You will receive an email from SEVP to create a portal at the same time as your EAD authorization start date.

For more information please visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help

If you are unable to login to the Portal, please email cie@csueastbay.edu with your full name and SEVIS number to request a Portal reset. 

Please send a copy of your EAD card to CIE.


Post-Completion OPT Reporting Requirements (12 Months)

Please make sure all information is reported within 10 days of the change. You will not be able to report any changes after 10 days and must contact CIE


What can I report via my SEVP Portal account while on Post Completion OPT?

You can update your residential information, your contact information and all required employer information. At this time, you cannot upload a copy of your offer letter or EAD card.

Listed below is all required information

  • 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? *Full time is any amount over 20 hours a week
  • End date of previous employer if any (mm/dd/yyyy)