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OPT Reporting

As a student on initial or extended OPT, you are required by US immigration regulations to report the following events to USCIS within ten days:

  1. A legal name change
  2. A change in your residential or mailing address
  3. A change in your employer or loss of employment

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal

The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has launched an SEVP Portal for students on OPT. It provides students the opportunity to view and update information found in their SEVIS records, including their address, telephone number, and OPT employment information. On Day 1 of your Approved OPT you will receive an email from with instructions on how to create an account. Please follow the instructions in this email to set up your portal and report your required information.

If you become locked out of the portal please send an email to with a request to have your portal account reset. Please be sure to include your full name and SEVIS ID number with your request.


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