Optional Practical Training
Reporting Obligations for F-1 Students on OPT
The Department of Homeland Security requires that certain information be reported for students on Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Need to report loss of employment only for students on an approved 17-month STEM extension of OPT. Employers are NOT required to report on students during their initial 12 months of OPT.
Must report initial employment and any changes in name, address or employment within 10 days of the change during all periods of OPT. Students requesting a 17-month STEM extension have an additional validation report due every six months.
|Are you a student or an employer?||Employer||Student|
If you have any questions about OPT reporting requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "OPT Reporting Question" in the subject line.