OPT 24-Month STEM Extension

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a new STEM Final Rule, with effective date May 10, 2016. NAFSA: Association of International Educators provides a summary of the rule and current updates and background. Detailed information for students and employers can also be found on the DHS Study in the States OPT STEM Hub.

STEM Reporting Form:  OPT Reporting Form

24-Month STEM Extension OPT Reporting Requirements

There are significantly more reporting requirements while STEM OPT. Please see our During the F1 OPT/STEM OPT and Unemployment During OPT/STEM OPT page for more information regarding your requirements during the STEM Extension. This includes updating your personal or employment information, as well as how to comply with special STEM 6-Month validation and Annual Evaluation requirements.

Please see our OPT Reporting page for more information on:
Changing Employers While on STEM OPT
Making edits to a STEM Employer and Reporting Material Changes to your I-983
6 Month Validation Reports and Evaluations

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
SD School of Mines & Technology
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
Skype: sdsmt.international

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