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.

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 http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/opt_policy_guidance_042010.pdf.


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

*SEVIS ID
You must include the letter at the beginning of the SEVIS ID and all of the numbers after the letter. Do not omit any zeroes.

*Family name as on your I-20

*Given name as on your I-20

*Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

*Email Address
You will receive an email with your submission only if you use your UNI-based Columbia email address (abc1234@columbia.edu) through CUIT email forwarding. If you have not arranged for alumni email forwarding, go to the Columbia Alumni Association email forwarding page to sign up.

*Other Email Address

What is your Columbia school?


SECTION A - This is my first report of post-completion employment (or volunteer work of more than 20 hours per week) under OPT.

Employment start date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Employer name

Employer Mailing Address 1

Employer Mailing Address 2

Employer City

Employer State

Employer Zip Code


SECTION B - I have a new employer or an additional employer (or new volunteer work of more than 20 hours per week)

Name of previous employer

End date of employment with previous employer (mm/dd/yyyy)

Start date of new employment (mm/dd/yyyy)

Name of new employer

Employer Mailing Address 1

Employer Mailing Address 2

Employer City

Employer State

Employer Zip Code

Additional Employer (if applicable)

Employer name

Employer Mailing Address 1

Employer Address 2

Employer City

Employer State

Employer Zip Code

If more than two employers, provide their name(s) and mailing address(es) in text box.


SECTION C - I have multiple short-term jobs or gigs with less than 10 days between gigs

Start date of first gig (mm/dd/yyyy)

Employer name

  • If self-employed, enter the name of your business or your own name.
  • If your short-term jobs or gigs are obtained through an agency, enter the name of the agency.

    Employer Mailing Address 1

  • If self-employed, enter the address at which you conduct your business. This may be your residence address.
  • If an agency, enter the address of the agency.

    Employer Address 2

    Employer City

    Employer State

    Employer Zip Code


    SECTION D - I am self-employed and work for hire

    I have a current contract. Contract start date (mm/dd/yyyy)

    My contract has ended. Contract end date (mm/dd/yyyy)


    SECTION E - I am or I was a self-employed business owner

    Date you began your business (mm/dd/yyyy)

    Date your business closed (mm/dd/yyyy)


    SECTION F - I am no longer employed.

    Last date of employment (mm/dd/yyyy)


    SECTION G - I have departed the U.S. and will not use/resume OPT. End my F-1 SEVIS record.

    My departure date was (mm/dd/yyyy)


    SECTION H - I will begin a new program of study at Columbia or another U.S. school

    I will transfer my Columbia F-1 SEVIS record to another U.S. school. My release date is (mm/dd/yyyy)

    I will obtain an updated I-20 to begin a new program of study at Columbia. My new program will begin in the term of


    SECTION I - I now hold another status in the U.S.

    New status effective date: (mm/dd/yyyy)

    Remarks

    After submitting the completed form, your browser will display an Acknowledgement screen that contains all data submitted. You will only receive an e-mail copy of this submission if you use your Columbia email account.