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SEVP Portal Email Notices to Students

Last updated 15-Oct-2019

General Information

The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) Student Portal uses email to convey important information to a student. The portal emails a student about:

  • Creating a portal account
  • Password resets/changes
  • Locked accounts
  • Email address changes
  • Reporting requirements

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For more information on the SEVP Portal, see the SEVIS Help Hub articles:

 

Portal Emails

This article provides information on when a portal email is sent and what text is included in the email. The SEVP Portal emails described below relate to:

 


 

Creating Portal Accounts

 

When creating your SEVP Portal account, you will receive three emails:

Email Sent When... Email Text
Creating a portal account (Initial email sent with instructions)

EMAIL SUBJECT
Optional Practical Training Approval - the next step. Create an SEVP Portal account.

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: Post completion OPT or STEM OPT (Either one or the other will appear)

RE: Optional Practical Training Approval - the next step. Create a SEVP Portal account.

Congratulations on the approval of your Optional Practical Training (OPT). You are now ready to create your SEVP Portal account, the next step in the OPT process.

By law, you must report changes to:
* Your address or telephone number
* Employer information

The SEVP Portal is the tool you will use to report these changes. Use the following link to go to the Create SEVP Portal Account page.

https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/#/register?token=b8d81b98-ef6f-4910-b3b8-fbf83f...(sample link)

IMPORTANT: This link is only valid for 14 days beginning on the date of this email. If the link expires, contact your designated school official (DSO) for help. Your DSO can request a new link for you.

To create your account, you will be asked to enter your SEVIS ID number and create a password. You can find your SEVIS ID in the top left corner of your Form I-20, below the words 'Department of Homeland Security.' Refer to the sample Form I-20. (https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/I-20_Active.pdf).

Carefully review the password guidelines for the portal https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/make-and-maintain-user-password.

For more information about student reporting requirements, and instructions on how to navigate the SEVP Portal, visit the SEVIS and SEVP Portal section on Study in the States: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center: * Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

Creating initial portal account password (2nd email)

EMAIL SUBJECT
OPT Temporary Credential

EMAIL TEXT
To: John Sevis

Hello John Sevis you have initiated the process to update your password, please use the password: P5oY9wI;jLmZ to login and reset your password.

Successfully created a new portal account (3rd email)

EMAIL SUBJECT
You have successfully created your SEVP Portal account

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: (Either post-completion OPT or STEM OPT)

You have successfully created your SEVP Portal account. You may use this account to report changes to:

  • Your home address and telephone information
  • Your employer information.

To access the SEVP Portal go to the following link: https://sevp.ice.gov/opt

Visit the SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States for detailed information about the portal, including step-by step user guides and videos.

We recommend that you:

  • Save both of these URLs in your favorites list for easy access
  • Save this message for later reference

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program 
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

Account Closure Six Months After OPT Authorization Ends

When OPT authorization ends and ther is no pending or apprived extension, you will receive three emails: 

Email Sent When... Email Text
On OPT End Date

EMAIL SUBJECT

Your SEVP Portal Account Will Close on <date of closure>.

EMAIL TEXT

Student Name: John SEVIS
Type of OPT: Post-completion OPT

Your OPT authorization period has ended. The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) will close your SEVP Portal account on <date of closure>.

You may need a copy of your account information in the future. Before you lose access to the SEVP Portal, use your browser’s Print or Save features to keep a copy of the information in your account. Your History Page contains a record of all events for your account.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help pages on Study in the States, https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will not get a response.

If you need help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:

Email: SEVP@ice.dhs.gov (Include SEVP Portal in the Subject line.)
Telephone: (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program studyinthestates.dhs.gov
www.ice.gov/sevis

5 months after OPT Ends

EMAIL SUBJECT

Your SEVP Portal Account Will Close on <date of closure>.

EMAIL TEXT

Student Name: <student name>
Type of OPT: <type of OPT>

Your OPT authorization period has ended. The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) will close your SEVP Portal account on <date of closure>.

You may need a copy of your account information in the future. Before you lose access to the SEVP Portal, use your browser’s Print or Save features to keep a copy of the information in your account. Your History Page contains a record of all events for your account.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help pages on Study in the States, https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will not get a response.

If you need help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:

Email: SEVP@ice.dhs.gov (Include SEVP Portal in the Subject line.)
Telephone: (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program studyinthestates.dhs.gov
www.ice.gov/sevis

On date of account closure

EMAIL SUBJECT

Your SEVP Portal Account is Closed

EMAIL TEXT

Student Name: <student name>
Type of OPT: <type of OPT>

Your OPT authorization period has ended. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) closed your SEVP Portal account. You can no longer access it.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help pages on Study in the States, https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will not get a response.

If you need help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:

Email: SEVP@ice.dhs.gov (Include SEVP Portal in the Subject line.)
Telephone: (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program studyinthestates.dhs.gov
www.ice.gov/sevis

Password Resets/Changes

Email Sent When... Email Text
Password updated

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your SEVP Portal password has been changed.

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: Post-completion OPT or STEM OPT

Your SEVP Portal password has been changed.

If you did not make this change in the SEVP Portal, contact your DSO and the SEVP Response Center immediately.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

 

Locked Accounts

 

Email Sent When... Email Text
Portal account locked after three unsuccessful password attempts

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your account has been locked for too many password attempts.

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: Post-completion OPT or STEM OPT

You or someone else tried to log into your account.

The wrong password was entered too many times.

Your SEVP Portal account has been locked.

Go to https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/#/login

Use the following temporary password to log into your account and update your password.

Temporary Password P5oY9wI;jLmZ

If you believe that someone else has been trying to log into your account, contact the SEVP Response Center and your DSO immediately.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

Entering an incorrect SEVIS ID three times

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your account has been locked for too many SEVIS ID validation failures.

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: Post-completion OPT or STEM OPT

The wrong SEVIS ID was entered too many times during account validation.

Your SEVP Portal account has been locked.

Go to https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/#/login

Follow the instructions to reset your password.

If you believe that someone else has been trying to log into your account, contact the SEVP Response Center and your DSO immediately.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

 

Email Address Changes

Email Sent When... Email Text
Email address changes before completing initial registration for a portal account

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your e-mail address has been changed in SEVIS

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: post-completion or STEM OPT

RE: An email address change has affected your SEVP Portal Account Creation. You should use your new email address to create your account.

Previously, we sent you a link to create your SEVP Portal account, but your email address in SEVIS changed before you could create your account. Ignore the previous message which was sent to your old email address as the link in that email no longer works.

Congratulations on the approval of your Optional Practical Training (OPT). You are now ready to create your SEVP Portal account, the next step in the OPT process.

By law, you must report changes to:

* Your address or telephone number
* Employer information

The SEVP Portal is the tool you will use to report these changes. Use the following link to go to the Create SEVP Portal Account page.

<unique link>

IMPORTANT: This link is valid for 31 days beginning on the date of this email. If the link expires, contact your designated school official (DSO) for help. Your DSO can request a new link for you. To create your account, you will be asked to enter your SEVIS ID number and create a password. You can find your SEVIS ID in the top left corner of your Form I-20, below the words 'Department of Homeland Security.'

Refer to the sample Form I-20 (https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/I-20_Active.pdf)

Carefully review the password guidelines for the portal (https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/make-and-maintain-user-password).

For more information about student reporting requirements, and instructions on how to navigate the SEVP Portal, visit the SEVIS and SEVP Portal section on Study in the States:

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

DSO changes student’s email address in SEVIS after student has setup portal account

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your email address has been changed in SEVIS. 

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: post-completion or STEM OPT

Your e-mail address has been changed in SEVIS.

Your SEVP Portal account has been locked.

Go to https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/#/register?token=b8d81b98-ef6f-4910-b3b8-fbf83f22675d (This is a unique identifier token and can only be clicked on once; and is only good for 14 hours).

Use the following temporary password to log into your account and update your password.

Temporary Password P5oY9wI;jLmZ (taken from first email you receive)

If you did not ask your designated school official (DSO) to change your e-mail address in SEVIS, contact your DSO.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

Notifying student at the old email address of DSO’s changing the student’s SEVIS email address

EMAIL SUBJECT
our email address has been changed in SEVIS. This email address used to send this message is no longer valid in your SEVIS record.

EMAIL TEXT
Your e-mail address has been changed in SEVIS. The following email address <JSEVIS@VT.EDU> (old email address) is no longer the email address listed for you in SEVIS.

If you did not ask your Designated School Official (DSO) to change your e-mail address in SEVIS, contact your DSO immediately.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

 

STEM Reporting Requirements 

 

 

Email Sent When... Email Text
End date changed for a STEM employer

EMAIL SUBJECT
The due date for your final STEM OPT training evaluation has changed.

EMAIL TEXT
From: do-not-reply.SEVP@ice.dhs.gov do-not-reply.SEVP@ice.dhs.gov
To: JSEVIS@vt.edu

Student Name: John Sevis
Type of OPT: STEM Employer EIN: <employer EIN> Employer name: Applied Research Labs New employment end date: <new/current end date>

The employment end date for the above employer changed in SEVIS. This also changed the due date for your final evaluation. Make note of this new deadline. As a student on STEM OPT, you are required to complete a final evaluation for your STEM training when: 1.) you stop working for a STEM OPT employer or 2.) your STEM OPT ends. Your designated school official (DSO) must receive a completed evaluation within 10 days of the employment end date listed above.

On or before your new employment end date, work with your employer to complete the final evaluation section of the Form I-983. Then send it to your DSO.

If you did not change your employer end date in the SEVP Portal or if you did not ask your DSO to make this change in SEVIS, contact your DSO immediately.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student’s next scheduled data validation report is due in 30 days.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT data validation report is due on <due date>

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

It is time for you to confirm that your address, telephone, and employer information is correct.

How do you submit the report?
Submitting the report is easy:

  1. Log in to the SEVP Portal (https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/). 
  2. Review the data on your Profile and Employment pages.
  3. Make any needed changes.
  4. Contact your school’s designated school official to confirm your data is accurate.

Your DSO will submit the validation report in SEVIS.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to confirm that your contact and employer information in SEVIS is correct. You must submit data validation reports 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after your STEM OPT start date.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student’s next scheduled data validation report is due in five days.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT data validation report is due on <due date>

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

You have five days to confirm that your address, telephone, and employer information is correct. Log in to the SEVP Portal (https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/) to submit your report.

How do you submit the report?
Submitting the report is easy:

  1. Log in to the SEVP Portal (https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/). 
  2. Review the data on your Profile and Employment pages.
  3. Make any needed changes.
  4. Contact your school’s designated school official to confirm your data is accurate.

Your DSO will submit the validation report in SEVIS.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to confirm that your contact and employer information in SEVIS is correct. You must submit data validation reports 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after your STEM OPT start date.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student is 15 days past due submitting the currently scheduled data validation report.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT data validation report is PAST DUE

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

Your confirmation that your address, telephone, and employer information is correct was due on <due date>.

SEVIS had no record that you submitted this report to your DSO.

Your Report is now PAST DUE.

Contact your designated school official to talk about the status of your validation.

How do you submit the report?
Submitting the report is easy:

  1. Log in to the SEVP Portal (https://sevp.ice.gov/opt/). 
  2. Review the data on your Profile and Employment pages.
  3. Make any needed changes.
  4. Contact your school’s designated school official to confirm your data is accurate.

Your DSO will submit the validation report in SEVIS.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to confirm that your contact and employer information in SEVIS is correct. You must submit data validation reports 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after your STEM OPT start date.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student’s next scheduled self evaluation report is due in 30 days.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT periodic self-evaluation report is due on <due date>

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

It is time for you to submit your self-evaluation for your work with your STEM employer.

How do you submit the report?
Submitting the report requires that you and your employer complete an evaluation form.

  1. Log in to "Students: STEM OPT Reporting Requirements" at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students-stem-opt-reporting-requirements.
  2. Open and review the section, "Annual Self-Evaluations."
  3. Work with your employer to complete the required sections of the Form I-983.
  4. Submit the completed self-evaluation to your school’s designated school official.

Your DSO will confirm in SEVIS that you have submitted the self-evaluation report.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to complete the first “Evaluation of Student Progress” portion of the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students” within 12 months of the listed STEM OPT start date. At the end of the STEM OPT extension, a student must conduct a second, final assessment.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student’s next scheduled self evaluation report is due in five days.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT periodic self-evaluation report is due on <due date>

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

You have five days to submit your self-evaluation for your work with your STEM employer.

How do you submit the report?
Submitting the report requires that you and your employer complete an evaluation form.

  1. Log in to "Students: STEM OPT Reporting Requirements" at https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students-stem-opt-reporting-requirements.
  2. Open and review the section, "Annual Self-Evaluations."
  3. Work with your employer to complete the required sections of the Form I-983.
  4. Submit the completed self-evaluation to your school’s designated school official.

Your DSO will confirm in SEVIS that you have submitted the self-evaluation report.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to complete the first “Evaluation of Student Progress” portion of the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students” within 12 months of the listed STEM OPT start date. At the end of the STEM OPT extension, a student must conduct a second, final assessment.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

STEM OPT student is 15 days past due submitting the currently scheduled self evaluation report.

EMAIL SUBJECT
Your STEM OPT periodic self-evaluation report is PAST DUE

EMAIL TEXT
Student Name: John Sevis

Type of OPT: STEM OPT

Your self-evaluation was due on <due date>.

SEVIS has no record that you submitted this report to your DSO.

Your report is now PAST DUE.

Contact your designated school official to talk about the status of your evaluation.

Why and when do you have to do this?
The STEM OPT rules [(8CFR 214.2(f)(10)(ii)(C)] require you to complete the first “Evaluation of Student Progress” portion of the Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students” within 12 months of the listed STEM OPT start date. At the end of the STEM OPT extension, a student must conduct a second, final assessment.

Your OPT and your F-1 status may be terminated if:

  • You fail to make the report to your DSO on time or
  • Your DSO does not update SEVIS to validate your OPT participation.

For more information, go to SEVP Portal Help https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help pages on Study in the States.

Do not reply to this email. It was sent from a mailbox that is not monitored. You will get no response.

For help with this process, contact the SEVP Response Center:
* Email at SEVP@ice.dhs.gov or
* Telephone at (703) 603-3400 (Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET, except U.S. holidays)

Sincerely,
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program
studyinthestates.dhs.gov
ww.ice.gov/sevis

Icon Guide

See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this article.