STEM OPT Reporting Form should be used for students on STEM OPT completing their 6 month reporting requirement, or updating a change of residential address. The STEM OPT Reporting Form should be used for students on STEM OPT completing their 6 month reporting requirement, or updating a change of residential address. For more information about STEM OPT mandatory reporting requirements, please review the STEM OPT Reporting Resource and Worksheet.
Students with a 24-Month STEM extension
cannot begin new employment or report a change to their employment without first following the applicable steps below:
For changes with the current employer, within 10 days of the changes being made you must submit an updated I-983 detailing the change (e.g., supervisor, new responsibility, change in location), to your HIO Advisor. Please check with your HIO advisor if you are unsure if you need to submit an updated I-983.
If you are ending employment, you must complete and submit to the HIO a completed final employment evaluation from page 5 of the I-983 within 10 days of ending the employment.
To begin new employment, you must submit a new STEM Change of Employer Form and I-983. The new I-983 must be confirmed by the HIO as being complete and meeting all STEM program requirements before you can begin the new employment.
Please refer to the
STEM information on the HIO website and contact your HIO Advisor for more information.
Do you currently have access to your SEVP Portal Account?
(Note: we recommend that you set up an SEVP Portal Account to view the information currently in your SEVIS record while on OPT. The Portal is useful for viewing purposes only. If you have an update, please continue to use this form to notify the HIO. If you select no, the HIO will re-send a link to update or create an SEVP portal account if you wish to do so.)
Submitting this form will not automatically generate a new
I-20. If you need a new I-20, please contact your . HIO Advisor
If this reporting coincides with the midpoint of your
STEM OPT period (12 months), you will also need to complete a midpoint evaluation (located on page 5 of I-983) to satisfy your reporting requirements. Please contact your HIO Advisor for more information.