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Add OPT employer information

This e-form can be used by students currently on either initial or STEM Extension OPT to report employment information.

You will need to upload a copy of your EAD card 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.

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 U.S. phone number in the STUDENT INFORMATION section. An explanation of how the employment is related to your course of study must be provided, along with the number of hours you will be working per week at this assignment. If you are self-employment, your name should be used as "employer" in the following section. NOTE: For STEM OPT extensions, your are NOT allowed to be self-employed.

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Information about your employer is entered in the EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION section. The start date of your employment is required, while the projected end date is optional. 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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An image of your EAD Card (front and back) needs to be uploaded with the e-form. This can be done as a single file or two files 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.

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 has been submitted. If you have additional employment assignments to report, click the "Add New Add OPT Employer Information" prompt.

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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: 7/18/18