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202-885-3350

Fax: 202-885-3354

isss@american.edu

ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:
Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Butler Pavilion, Room 410

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041 United States

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employment Reporting

All F-1 students on OPT must report any change in employment or address during OPT within 10 days. Also inform ISSS if you decide to leave the US and not return on OPT or change your status during your approved OPT time.

Report employment & change of address

The new SEVP Portal allows you to report your employment and change of address directly to the US government. Once your OPT has been approved and your start date has passed, SEVP will send you an email with information on how to create your account. You will then use the SEVP Portal to report all changes in employment or address while on OPT.

Use iEagle to submit a copy of your OPT EAD card. The e-form is listed under Optional Practical Training --> OPT Reporting in the left menu.

STEM OPT Extension

All students on the OPT STEM Extension must submit current employer information every 6 months. Log on to iEagle and submit the STEM OPT Reporting e-form under OPT Reporting in the left menu.


report a change of status

If you change status from F-1 (i.e. to H-1B, A-1, G-4, Permanent Resident, etc.) email a copy of your change of status confirmation to ISSS.

SEVP Portal FAQ

You will receive an email with instructions on creating a portal account. This email will come from do-not-reply.sevp@ice.dhs.gov. If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still do not see it, contact ISSS to have the email sent again.

The SEVP Portal allows you to:

  • 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.

If you get locked out of your SEVP Portal account, contact ISSS to request that your account be reset. 

The SEVP Portal works best in Firefox and Chrome. 

SEVIS only recognizes your American University email address. 

When creating your account or logging in to your account, DO NOT use @student.american.edu. 

You must use @american.edu as the ending of your email account when you log in. 

No, you will not be given access to create a SEVP Portal account until your OPT has been approved and your start date has passed.