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You will be required to submit several mandatory requirements throughout your time in STEM OPT. Follow the steps below to report on time. Remember that you will be out of status if you fail to report as required.
Step 1 - Understand the Mandatory requirements
Step 2 - Use the 24-Month STEM OPT Extension Calculator to calculate the due dates for each specific reporting requirements
Notice that reporting dates will vary for every student depending on the start date of the 24-Month STEM OPT extension EAD.
Step 3 - Complete the STEM OPT employment and address update form and submit it to ISS within 10 business days from the deadline. Make sure you also submit all applicable supporting documents as indicated in the form i.e. Form I-983.
For additional help understanding your mandatory reporting requirements for student and employers click in the link below:
STEM OPT reporting requirements handout from Study in the States
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