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STEM OPT Extension Request

This e-form can be used by students currently on OPT to request an extension in an approved STEM field.

You will need to upload a copy of your EAD card and your I-983 form when the e-form is submitted. Please note:
  • You can only upload PDF or image files (JPG, JPEG, GIFF, PNG).
  • PDF files work best.
  • Please DO NOT upload Bitmap or BMP images.

Once you have logged in to iSSS BU Client Services, the e-form is found under "F-1 Employment Services" in the "iSSS BU Home Page" block.

The top section of the e-form provides instructions for completing the form.

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When filling out the e-form, required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Select the OPT Approval Period, and enter a non-BU email address and U.S. phone number in the PERSONAL INFORMATION section. Your degree and major are entered in the DEGREE INFORMATION section, along with the method you would like the I-20 delivered:

  • You will be emailed when the I-20 is ready if you are going to pick it up in person;
  • Be sure to submit an Express Mail E-Form if you choose that option;
  • Provide a US Address if the I-20 is to be mailed via the US Postal Service.

Fields with drop-down lists detailing options are indicated with by an arrow to the right of the input field.

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Start and end dates, whether you are working full- or part-time, and whether you are self-employed is entered in the EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION section. Company (if self-employed) or Employer data is entered in the EMPLOYER INFORMATION section. Information about your direct supervisor needs to be entered in the SUPERVISOR INFORMATION section. 

Fields with drop-down lists detailing options are indicated with by an arrow to the right of the input field.

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Images of your EAD Card (front and back) and your I-983 form need to be uploaded with the e-form. These are identified in the DOCUMENT UPLOADS section. Please note:

  • You can only upload PDF or image files (JPG, JPEG, GIFF, PNG).
  • PDF files work best.
  • Please DO NOT upload Bitmap or BMP images.

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Read the statements in the verification section carefully and check the boxes to acknowledge you understand them. When you are done, click the "Submit" button.

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The top of the e-form is displayed, with a message that the e-form is in "Pending" status.

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You will receive an email when ISSS has processed your request. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

Last Updated: 7/24/18