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OPT Employment Information

Once your OPT has been approved, and within 1-2 days of your start date, SEVP will email you a link to the OPT Portal and instructions on creating your portal account. The SEVP email will come from

The OPT portal is where you will update your employment and current residential address. Please make sure you update your employment within 10 days from the start date of your employment. You may add multiple employers at the same time. If you end your employment, please make sure to add an end date. Every time you change jobs, you will need to update the OPT portal.

If you do not update your employment within 90 days from the start date on your EAD, SEVIS will automatically terminate your F-1 record. If you need more help regarding the OPT portal, please the following website: