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Thank You

Thank you for submitting your OPT documents. Please allow 5-8 business days for processing. You will be contacted if more information is required or once ISSS mails your documents to you.

Here is what to expect next:

  1. The DSO will review OPT documents and make suggestions, if necessary.
  2. The DSO will create the OPT recommendation in SEVIS and print a new OPT requested I-20. (Note: If the application is incomplete the DSO will not process the OPT request in SEVIS.)
  3. ISSS will mail the complete OPT application to the student.
  4. The student must purchase a shipping label at eShip Global to receive documents from ISSS. 
  5. The student is responsible for submitting the complete OPT application to USCIS.

F-1 students are responsible for mailing the OPT application to USCIS in a timely manner. Per immigration regulations, the student must file the OPT application with USCIS within 30 days of the date the DSO enters the recommendation for OPT into SEVIS record.