OPT Reporting (OPT and STEM Extension)

This page is relevant only to F-1 students on Post-Completion or STEM OPT Extension.

Reporting
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Post-Completion OPT Reporting Requirements

During the period of post-completion OPT, use the form described below to report any employment, interruption in employment, or other changes.

Report OPT employment and any other changes listed below within 10 days.

This includes:

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How to Report During Post-Completion OPT

Step 1.

Login to Compass with your UNI and password to submit your report.

Please click the appropriate link below to access the Post-Completion OPT report form:

Not sure of your campus? Check our campus school list.
Need help using Compass? Learn more on our Compass User Guide.

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How to Report STEM OPT

Reporting STEM OPT
Step 1

Gather your documents and information

Types of STEM OPT Reports

  • Confirm personal address and enter info about current employer (EIN, address)
  • Confirm personal address and employer's name
  • Page 5 of form I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan progress report
  • Page 5 of I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan- Final Evaluation for ending employment
  • Pages 1-4 of form I-983 for new employer
  • Information about additional employer
  • Pages 1-4 of form I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan for new employer
  • Last date of employment
  • Page 5 of form I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan- Final Evaluation
  • Date of departure
  • Page 5 of form I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan- Final Evaluation
  • Effective date of new status
  • Evidence of new status (e.g. I-94 record with new status, I-797 change of status approved, green card)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Student compensation hours/week
  • Training Plan (Section 5)
  • New I-983 Training Plan Pages 1 - 4
Step 2

Login to Compass with your UNI and password to submit your report.

Please click the appropriate link below to access the STEM OPT Extension report form:

Not sure of your campus? Check our campus school list.
Need help using Compass? Learn more on our Compass User Guide.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Government guidance recommends that you maintain evidence — for each job — of the position held, proof of the duration of that position, the job title, contact information for the your supervisor or manager, and a description of the work.

It is best to obtain a signed letter from your hiring official, supervisor, or manager stating how your degree is related to the work performed.

Review the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website for guidance on this policy.