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Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal

UPDATE: US Department of Homeland Security officials are actively conducting Compliance Reviews of students' SEVIS profiles including reviewing OPT/STEM job descriptions.

1. All Students - Review the FAQ: Assessing the Direct Relationship and SEVP Policy Guidance.

2. STEM students only - the Form I-983 is now submitted directly to SEVIS by the DSO. Please ensure your I-983 is complete when applying for STEM OPT or requesting a new STEM employer.

The SEVP Portal is a reporting tool for students on OPT and STEM-OPT that allows students to directly update, change, and review their contact and employment information.

Use of the portal is required for approved OPT and STEM-OPT students. OPT “requested” or “pending” students will receive an email for the SEVP portal once your OPT is approved.

The portal is accessible from both your mobile device and computer. Once the Approved OPT state date begins, students will receive an email with instructions on how to create a SEVP Portal account.

Students will receive an email from that contains an unique link which is only valid for 14 days. If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk mail folder. If after 72 hours from your approved start date you still have not received the activation email, contact ISSS.

The SEVP Portal will allow you to:

  • View details about your post-completion or STEM OPT
  • Report changes to your address, telephone and employer information
  • View and update data on all your employers in one place
  • STEM OPT students are not be able to add a new employer or change the start date with their employer but can update other information about an employer already in the system. The Form I-983, “Training Plan for STEM OPT Students,” requires DSOs to add new employer information directly into SEVIS for STEM OPT students, because DSOs must verify the form has been completed and submitted.

Any data updates you make in the SEVP Portal will be sent directly to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for a DSO to review.

For more information, review the following:

If you have any questions about the SEVP Portal or need assistance, call the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400.

SEVP Portal Website: Click here

Remember: You can only login to the SEVP Portal after you have activated your account. Once your OPT is approved you will receive an email with an activation link. This link is only valid for 14 days.

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