What should students report to ensure that their status does not expire due to excessive unemployment time?
Students are encouraged to report changes in employment to their DSO as soon as possible. SEVP recommends that students report changes within 10 business days of the change to avoid situations where a DHS official may determine the student is out of status. The following table suggests the best way to report employment or a change in employment.
When notifying employment changes to the OISS, click here
|Change to a new job||
|Multiple short-term gigs in one period with less than 10 days between gigs||
|Work for hire (start)||
|Work for hire (ending more than 10 days between the end of one contract and the beginning of another contract or a new job)||
|More than 10 days of unemployment (start)||
|Self-employed business owner (start)||
|Self-employed business owner (end)||
|Student decides to exit the United States and complete his or her F-1 status prior to the end date of OPT||
International Student Orientation
Date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Place: Multicultural Center
Undergraduate Students' Time:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Graduate Students' Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
FALL 2015 OPT workshop schedule: Available