OPT UPDATE FORM
F-1 Student Visa holders on Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to report within 10 days:
1. changes employment information including name and address of employer, dates of employment, job title/duties, and loss of or change in employment.
2. changes to their physical U.S. residence address
It is critical to your visa status and future visa applications/status to have an accurate record. Please make updates to all employment and physical U.S. residence addresses through the SEVIS Student Portal (see below).
The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) implemented the SEVIS Student Portal in Spring 2018. All students on approved post-completion OPT are contacted by SEVP to their @mymail.ciis.edu email address with instructions to set up their student account and report changes. Through this account, students on approved OPT can submit their employer and personal contact information.
If you did not get an email from SEVP upon approval of your post-completion OPT application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new email be sent to you.
If you are pre-completion OPT or have not received approval for post-completion OPT yet, but have employer information, please submit the My CIIS online form below (one submission per employer).
Once your employment changes are processed, you will receive an updated version of your I-20. You will not receive an updated I-20 for residence address changes.
Please double check the dates on your EAD card compared to the OPT dates listed on your I-20.
Please read information about tax responsibilities while on the F-1 student visa via the tax documents posted on MyCIIS.