All students on OPT must report to the Office of International Affairs within 10 working days of any change in the following:
The International Programs Office has prepared a website with an OPT Reporting Form that is available for you to send SIUE this information. Please update this information as often as necessary per federal regulations. In addition,a student must also report to the International Student Advisor every six months (by email), or confirming employment and current U.S. address.
The STEM OPT extension regulations have added new reporting requirements that must be completed in order to maintain your status. The reporting requirements include a 6 month demographic information update and a 12 and 24 months self-evaluation.
Every 6 months I will report to the DSO verifying that my details have not changed:
My STEM OPT start date is_____/_____/_____
My first 6 month reporting date falls on_____/_____/_____
My second 6 month reporting date (12 months into extension) is_____/_____/_____
My third 6 month reporting date (18 months into extension is_____/_____/_____
My last 6 month reporting date (24 months into extension) is_____/_____/_____
Additionally, 12 months and 24 months into my STEM extension I must submit a self-evaluation (Complete Page 6 & 7 for Self- Evaluation):
My first self-evaluation at 12 months into my STEM extension is due on_____/_____/_____
My second self-evaluation at 24 months into my STEM extension is due on_____/_____/_____
For students who have applied for an H-1B, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put H-1B Status in the subject line. Please tell us if your application is pending or if it has been approved.