Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT Reporting Forms

F-1 visa regulations require students who are pursuing post-completion Optional Practical Training to continue to report certain information within 10 days of the change. That means that students who are pursuing OPT after graduation including STEM OPT must report the following information to the Davis International Center where the information will then be reported to SEVIS:

  • Any change of U.S. address  
  • Any change in the employment name or address
  • Any interruption in employment
  • STEM Validation Reporting: please submit the Validation Report Form to Docuport

SEVP Portal

SEVP launched the SEVP Portal to allow students access to update employer and address information themselves in their record. To ensure full compliance with federal regulations and SEVP guidance, ONLY the following actions may be taken in the SEVP Portal:

Students on Post-Completion OPT:

  • Material updates to existing employment (employer name, employment dates, site of employment, etc.)
  • Address or personal information updates
  • Reporting the end of existing employment

Students on STEM Extension:

  • Address or personal information updates

All new employment for students on post-completion OPT and new employment, employment updates, end of employment reporting, and validations/evaluations for students on the STEM extension must be submitted directly to the Davis IC for processing. If you have any questions, please reach out to puvisa@princeton.edu

For guidance on using the Portal, please visit the SEVP Portal Help page. If your account is locked or you need password assistance, please email Andria Kwasnicki, at andriak@princeton.edu for assistance. Please allow 3 business days for a response. 

Important Note: Any change in employment that results in a material change to the I-20 (i.e. employer name, employment dates, change in state/city of site of employment) will result in the issuance of an updated document reflecting the update reported. Please note that your employer name will be listed on your I-20 in the same manner that you report it.

You will be responsible for arranging the shipment of your new document. Students who choose to use eShipGlobal should create an order on the eShipGlobal website and email the confirmation number to puvisa@princeton.edu. All international shipments must be made through eShipGlobal. Students within the U.S. may request that their I-20 be mailed through USPS and should send an email to puvisa@princeton.edu with the address they would like their document mailed to. Please note that tracking is not available through USPS. Please allow 10 business days for your new I-20 to be issued for an employment update

Please report any relevant changes as listed above by submitting the information via the following forms: