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Employment Changes



STEM OPT Reporting Changes of Employment 

In order to maintain  legal F-1 status, a STEM OPT student must regularly check in with their DSO throughout the duration of the extension to validate Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) information and report changes made to the student's training plan. 

Determining Changes

Material Changes to your current  I-983 Training Plan (this is not new employer reporting) - All material changes require an updated I-983 to be submitted to ISS.  DO NOT enter any changes to STEM OPT information to the SEVP Portal.  

Personal Information Updates – Change of physical and mailing address, phone – this is reported within 10 days of the change through the SEVP Portal.  Changes to your email address must be reported to ISS directly at 

To submit your employment change enter the appropriate program below: