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SEVP Portal Release 1.13 Planning Guide

Last updated: June 1, 2020

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Improve the Employment page to:

  • List active employers first.


  • Prevent a student from entering an employment start date with an employer that is more than ten days before the current date.


  • Prevent STEM OPT students from changing employer name and address, full/time part time fields, and employer date fields.

Students must work with DSOs to update these fields on the Form I-983.

Give the option to select mailing address to be the same as physical address.


Improve access to SEVP Portal Help pages and SEVP Portal Student User Guide from:

  • Log In page.
  • Password Reset page.
  • Password reset emails.


Update SEVP Portal Log In page to:

  • Remove the SEVP-required browser statement.
  • Update the wording of the government systems access warning.


Improve messages/emails to students by:

  • Stop sending account-creation emails to students without authorized OPT.
  • Stop displaying due dates for STEM OPT reporting that occur after a student’s STEM OPT ended.


SEVP Portal Student User Guide

What's New


Try the Facebook Chatbot

Visit the tool on the Study in the States Facebook page to learn how to become an F or M international student in the United States.

Summer Employment

Learn About Summer Employment

While employed this summer, make sure you have all the relevant information on maintaining your student status, and the steps you must take before returning to school. 

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