For a list of scheduled employment and immigration workshops, click here.

OPT Reporting

While on OPT, you are required to report OPT employment and any other changes listed below within 10 days:

  • Employer name and address

  • Any changes in your employment (ending a job, changing jobs)

  • Start date and end date of your employment

  • Current U.S. address

  • Change of your official name

  • Change of immigration status

  • Transfer to a U.S. school/institution

  • If you leave the U.S. and will no longer be using your F1 OPT

To update your OPT employment and other changes, please complete the:

Important things to remember:

  • Your OPT employment MUST be related to your field of study

  • You MUST be working full-time (more than 20 hours) - this can be with one full-time job or two part-time jobs

  • You have 90 days of unemployment during OPT

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Travel while on OPT

Do you have questions about traveling during or before OPT? Click on the image above to see recommended documents to have for travel and risks.

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OPT Quick Guide

Please see more information about the different types of OPT employment (freelancing, self-employment, etc.), how to report, and the documentation required

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Freelancing & Self-Employment Workshop

Want to learn more about the legal guidelines around freelancing and self-employment? Click above to watch a recording of a session with immigration attorney, Eileen Morrison. 

See presentation slides here.