STEM OPT Application & Reporting Form


Please submit this e-form, if you are an F-1 OPT student, who is:

  • requesting a STEM OPT I-20 for a STEM OPT Extension application, or
  • reporting STEM OPT participation at 6th, 12th, 18th or 24th month of STEM OPT Extension period, or
  • reporting any changes to personal or STEM OPT employment information, or
  • requesting an updated STEM OPT I-20 due to changes to STEM OPT employment information, or
  • requesting an updated STEM OPT I-20 travel signature for international travel, or
  • requesting a replacement STEM OPT I-20 due to being lost or damaged


Students on regular 12-month OPT do NOT use this form. Instead, please use our OPT Update Form.

Check if you need an updated I-20:

If you have been employed, this e-form will ask you, if you would like to receive an updated I-20 with your employment information. It is not required that you get an updated I-20. However, if you are planning to travel internationally, then we recommend that you get an updated I-20.


You will be prompted to report your entire employment history on STEM OPT Extension (all current and previous employers) at the bottom of the form after selecting the appropriate employment option(s). Also, upload a copy of your most recent EAD card even if you have already done so in the past.

If you change employers, you will need to upload an I-983 Final Evaluation and a new I-983 Training Plan to the below Employment Reporting Form.

Students on STEM OPT Extension are required to file this form every six months, whether there are changes or not.