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SEVP to Mail Notices to OPT Students without Employer Information

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced on August 28, 2020 that they are reviewing the SEVIS records of OPT participants and are mailing notices to those who have not reported employer information and have exceeded 90 days of unemployment.  The notice gives students 15 days to update their SEVIS records with employer information, otherwise the SEVIS record will be terminated.

OIS encourages all students on OPT to take this opportunity to review your SEVP Portal account to ensure that employment information is accurately recorded.  Please note that the SEVP Portal will not allow you to report employment that started more than 10 days ago.  If you have employment to report that the Portal will not accept, please email all the information required by the Portal directly to  In this case, we will update your SEVIS record directly.  Going forward, please make sure to update the Portal with any employment updates within 10 days of a change.