University of the West

Reporting Obligations during the first 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

F-1 OPT regulations require students on post-completion Optional Practical Training to report to the ISSO any of the following changes within 10 days:

You are responsible for making timely updates through this form and reminders will be sent periodically.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a 36-page Policy Guidance 1004-03 - Update to Optional Practical Training for the F-1 OPT changes that became effective April 8, 2008. The updated Policy Guidance is available at

Note: Items marked by a * are required fields.

*Indicate the change you are reporting and complete the appropriate fields below.

DO NOT omit the letter at the beginning of your SEVIS ID. Your SEVIS ID is the number above the bar code at the top right corner of your I-20.

*Family name as on your I-20

*Given name as on your I-20

Middle name as on your I-20

*Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) / /

*Email Address

I have a new residence address. My new address is:

Street Address Line 1

Street Address Line 2



Zip Code

Telephone Number ( ) -

*Has your OPT application been approved by USCIS?

If NO, what is your OPT application receipt number? (omit dashes)
I have not yet received the notice of receipt for my OPT application

If YES, have you received your notice of approval and/or your EAD card?
Yes, I will complete the fields below.

Start date on my approval notice or EAD (MM/DD/YYYY) / /

End date on my approval notice or EAD (MM/DD/YYYY) / /

My EAD card number is (omit dashes)

My EAD A# is (omit dashes)

Remarks: (Maximum length 1,000 characters)

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