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Report Your OPT

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

Students are responsible for reporting their U.S. address, employment details, company name and address, and any periods of unemployment every six months to IESC.

Warning! SEVIS records of students who fail to report their information within the required time will be automatically terminated.

Before you report your employment, IESC must have a copy (FRONT and BACK) of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Email your EAD card to iesc@csun.edu, please include your full name and CSUN ID number in the subject line.

To report your employment information please click here.

 

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   , please include your full name and CSUN ID number in the subject line.

Students are responsible for reporting to confirm the validity of their legal name, U.S. address, employment details, company name and address, and any periods of unemployment every six months to IESC starting from the date their approved STEM OPT begins and ending when the student’s F-1 status ends or the 24-month OPT extension ends, whichever is first.

Students must also report and complete an annual self-evaluation. There are two evaluations, the first, "Evaluation of Student Progress" portion of the Form I-983 (page 5) will be due within 12 months of the listed STEM OPT start date and the "Final Evaluation on Student Progress" of the Form I-983 (page 5) will be due at the end of the student's STEM OPT period. Both evaluations are to be reviewed by the student's employer and require the employers signature. Completed evaluations are to be emailed to iesc@csun.edu

If your information changes during STEM OPT, (such as new employer, new job title, new job responsibilities or any information collected from the I-983 form when you first applied), you will need to submit the following required documents to iesc@csun.edu including your first name, last name and CSUN ID number in the email: 

1. Submit the last page of the I-983 form - "Final Evaluation on Student Progress" completed and signed by you and your previous employer

2. Submit a new "Training Plan for STEM OPT Students" (Form I-983) completed by you and your new employer

To report your employment information please click here.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you need a new I-20 with the updated employment information, please submit a Request for New I-20 to iescrequest@csun.edu.

 

Employers should report the termination and/or departure of the student’s employment by emailing details to iesc@csun.edu.

 

Warning! SEVIS records of students who fail to report their information within the required time will be automatically terminated.