All students on OPT are required to report updated Employer Information in a timely manner. Students on 12 month OPT are responsible for reporting employment information directly in the SEVP Student Portal. The following information must be updated in the SEVIS portal within 10 days of any change:
- Employer name
- Employer address (actual work location)
- Whether the employment is full-time (more than 20 hours per week) or part-time (20 hours or less per week)
- The start date for each employer (and end date as relevant)
- How the position directly relates to the field of study listed on the I-20
For information about how to log into the SEVP student portal and trouble-shooting information, please follow the instructions here. Please note that the link to the portal that you receive in your email will expire, so for future log-ins you should navigate directly to the log-in screen found here.
Please note that you have the option to either edit or add new employment. Editing will make changes to the existing information. If you have a new employer, please take care to add a new employer so that the information about your previous employer remains.
The SEVP Student Portal will not accept employment information that is not within 10 days of the start date. For now, OIE is still able to add the information into the SEVIS database directly. If you are unable to add employment information while on 12-month OPT because you have missed the reporting deadline you can submit the form below and we will add the information for you if possible. This form is intended only for students who have failed to report in a timely manner.
12 months OPT EFORM IN GLOBALMAVS