F-1 STEM OPT Reporting Form

Welcome to the HIO's STEM OPT reporting page. 

The following forms should be used for students currently in an active period of STEM OPT who are completing their mandatory reporting requirements by designated deadlines. 

Please review the options below to decide which form best describes your situation and use the corresponding form.

I need to have my SEVP portal account reset.

  • My SEVP portal account needs to be reset either because I have locked myself out of my account or my log-in credentials have expired.

Access the SEVP Portal Reset Request Form here

I have changed my residential address, and this is my only update.

Access the Residential Address Update Form here

I have had no change in my employment or residential address since I last submitted a Form I-983 to the HIO and I am completing my 6-, 12-, 18-, or 24-month/Final Evaluation, or Cap Gap requirement. 

  • 12-month, 24-month, and Cap Gap completion each requires a Final Evaluation on Student Progress (bottom half of page 5 of the I-983).

Access the STEM OPT Data Validation Reporting Form here

I am ending my STEM OPT early:

  • I have permanently departed the US, and I need to end my STEM OPT early.
  • I have changed my immigration status in the US, and I need to end my STEM OPT. I will be required to upload documentation of my new immigration status.

A completed Final Evaluation on Student Progress is required (bottom half of page 5 of the I-983).

Access the Reporting End of STEM OPT Form here

I have had a change in my employment situation since I last submitted a Form I-983 to the HIO. A change may include: 

  • My STEM OPT has been APPROVED and I am reporting a change of employer.

    • ​​​​A completed Final Evaluation on Student Progress (bottom half of page 5 of the I-983) is required for the employer from which you are departing, as well as a new, completed I-983 for the new employer.  
  • My STEM OPT application is PENDING with USCIS, and I am reporting a change of employer.

  • A completed Final Evaluation on Student Progress (bottom half of page 5 of the I-983) is required for the employer from which you are departing, as well as a new, completed I-983 for the new employer.  

  • There have been material changes to my I-983 (e.g., change in supervisor, change in job title or duties, change in location, change in salary, etc.).

  • I am reporting that I have a new employer and/or a concurrent/additional employer.

  • A new, completed I-983 from the new/concurrent employer is required. 

  • I am ending my STEM OPT employment with an employer and submitting this form within 10 days of my last day with the employer. This employment ends before my 24-month STEM OPT period ends.  

  • I have not exceeded my unemployment days and I am currently job searching.  

  • I still plan to use my F-1 STEM OPT status to work in U.S.

  • I have not changed U.S. immigration status or plan to permanently depart the U.S. prior to the end of my F-1 STEM OPT status. 

  • A completed Final Evaluation on Student Progress is required (bottom half of page 5 of the I-983).

Access the Change to Employment Information Form here

For more information about STEM OPT mandatory reporting requirements, please review the STEM OPT Reporting Resource and Worksheet