Guidance on new STEM OPT Filing Procedures

The Immigration & Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website was updated to provide guidance on procedures for requesting the new 24-month STEM extension available under the new STEM OPT Rule scheduled to take effect on May 10, 2016. The website provides additional guidance for F-1 students whose applications are approved prior to May 10, 2016, or still pending as of May 10, 2016.  Additionally, the website contains the new Form I-983 Training Plan for STEM OPT Students that must be completed and submitted to the DSO prior to a grant of STEM OPT under the new rule.

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