Report (Your POST-OPT/STEM OPT) Employment
All F-1 students who have been approved for Post-Completion OPT or STEM OPT Extension must comply with the reporting requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please use the links below for information about OPT reporting and to submit your OPT reports.
Report Your Post-OPT Employment
Post OPT students are responsible for reporting their U.S. address, employment details, company name and address to the SEVP Portal once your OPT is Approved. While on OPT, the student must report any changes in the student's address and employment information to the SEVP Portal within 10 days of the change(s). Failure to do so may affect your OPT status.
To report your employment information, log in to your SEVP Portal:
Check your email from SEVP: for the link to create your SEVP Portal account. Be sure to check your spam or junk mail folder. If you do not receive the email from SEVP, you may call the SEVIS Coordinator’s at the IESC office.
For more information about the SEVP Portal, please go to SEVP Portal Help.
Your account may lock if you unsuccessfully log in three times with an incorrect SEVIS ID number or password or if you have not logged-in to your SEVP Portal account for more than 90 days once it has been created. Please contact the IESC office immediately if your SEVP Portal is locked.
WARNING! Students may not accumulate more than 90 days of unemployment during their OPT period. Students who accrue more than 90 days of unemployment will be considered out of F-1 status.
IMPORTANT: IESC must have a copy of the (FRONT and BACK) of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card. Email your EAD card to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and CSUN ID number in the subject line.
Report Your STEM OPT Employment
Before you report your employment, IESC must have a copy (FRONT and BACK) of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Email your EAD card to email@example.com, please include your full name and CSUN ID number in the subject line.
While on STEM OPT, students are responsible for reporting of any changes in the student's personal information and employment information to the online report form within 10 days of the change(s). Failure to do so may affect your OPT status.
While on STEM OPT, you are required to maintain F-1 status by submitting the following reports and evaluations. Please mark these important dates on your calendar.
Validation Reports are required to Report Every 6 months even if employment remains the same (count from the STEM OPT approved date that shows on your EAD card)
Change of Employer
*Change of Employment information
*Change of employment information includes change of the work site address, employer’s EIN number, job title, training plan, reduction in student compensation that is not tied to a reduction in hours worked, and significant decrease in hours per week that a student engages in a STEM training opportunity
Ending Employment OR
PLEASE NOTE: For all the evaluations and new/ updated I-983 Form, you will need to scan and email the documents to including your first name, last name and CSUN ID number in the email.
Please be reminded: STEM OPT students can use the SEVP Portal to update your current address, personal phone number, and to REVIEW employment information ONLY. Please DO NOT update any employment information on the SEVP Portal.
To report your employment information please click here.
Employers may report the termination and/or departure of the student’s employment by emailing details to firstname.lastname@example.org.