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On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal. The portal is a tool that F-1 students on post-completion or STEM OPT can choose to use to report changes to their home address, telephone number and employer information. As a student on post-completion or STEM OPT, you will be eligible to use the portal. The portal is accessible from both your mobile device and computer.
Effective August 9, 2018, a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy changes how it counts days of “unlawful presence” for individuals in student (F), exchange visitor (J), or vocational student (M) status and their dependents while in the U.S.
STEM OPT Maintenance Fee
Please note that the STEM OPT Maintenance fee has increased from $150 to $175. This fee is charged at the time of application for a STEM OPT 24-month extension and covers related record maintenance and regulatory compliance management.
Your PHYSICAL PRESENCE ADDRESS must be your address in the USA and your address information must conform to SEVIS guidelines for the duration of your program regardless of whether you are in the United States or temporarily outside the U.S. If you move, you must update your address within 10 days.