New SEVP Portal for OPT Reporting
On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) launched the SEVP Portal. If you are on post-completion OPT or STEM OPT, you can use the portal to report changes to your home address, telephone number and employer information. You can access the portal from both your mobile phone and computer.
Use of the SEVP Portal is voluntary, but OPT reporting is mandatory. You must report any changes to employment or address in either the SEVP Portal or the OPT Reporting e-form UA International.
When can I begin using the SEVP Portal?
If your OPT was approved before March 23, SEVP sent you an email on March 23 with instructions on creating a portal account. This email was from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still do not see it, please contact International Student Services at email@example.com.
If your OPT is still pending with USCIS, then you will not receive the email until after it has been approved.
What can I do in the SEVP Portal?
View details about your post-completion or STEM OPT.
Report changes to your address, telephone and employer information.
View and update data on all your employers in one place.
Students on STEM OPT cannot delete employers or add a new employer. To do that, you must submit the OPT Reporting e-form, and updated I-983, in UA International.
Any data updates you make in the portal will be sent directly to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
SEVP has created an SEVP Portal Help section on Study in the States with:
Information about the portal.
The SEVP Portal User Guide which provides screenshots and detailed step-by-step instructions for using the portal.
A useful one-page reference sheet on the portal.
If you have any questions about the portal or need assistance, call the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400.
New Features for UA International Effective March 2017
International Student Services (ISS) is excited to announce that we have added 5 new e-forms to UA International. Starting today, you can submit the following requests online, without leaving home:
Graduate Coursework Completion
Full-Time Enrollment Exemption
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
For requests that require information from your academic advisor, e-forms now have added functionality to allow you to provide name and contact information for your academic advisor. After you submit the e-form, your academic advisor will receive an email with a direct link to the e-form he or she needs to complete.
For the full list of e-forms, go to Immigration: UA International.
New Edition of Form I-765 Effective January 7, 2017
Starting 02/21/17, USCIS will only accept the 01/17/17 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions. However, all filings postmarked 12/23/16 or later must include the new fees or we will reject them. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.