SEVP Portal Launch Coming Soon

Georgia Tech, including the Office of International Education (OIE), is closed December 24th - December 28th 2018, and January 1st 2019. OIE will be open on December 31st. OIE will reopen on January 2nd and ISSS will resume regular walk-in advising hours for all international students and scholars. Walk-in advising will be available on Wednesday, January 2 from 1pm- 4pm.

Last date for Fall 2018 International Students and Scholars walk-in advising:
Thursday, Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m.

No International Students and Scholars walk-in advising available:
Friday, December 21 and Monday, December 31

If you are an international student or scholar with an emergency (not related to international student travel documents) that needs attention during the time the Institute is closed, please contact the Georgia Tech Campus Police at 404-894-2500. They will be able to connect you to the Dean of Students on duty.


On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal. The portal is a tool that F-1 students on Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) OPT can choose to use to report changes to their home address, telephone number and employer information. As a F-1 visa holder on Post-completion or STEM OPT, you will be eligible to use the portal.

In the near future you may receive an email with instructions on creating a portal account. This email will come from (this is not a scam!) If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk mail folder. If you do not receive an email from SEVP, you may update your email and contact information through iStart.

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.

Please keep in mind that the SEVP Portal is NOT access to SEVIS. Any data updates you make in the portal will be sent directly to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

The use of the SEVP Portal is not required, it is optional. The Office of International Education strongly recommends that students continue to use iStart to report changes and updates via e-form submission, and DSO’s update SEVIS records accordingly. OIE is unsure how efficient the portal will be, technical glitches you may encounter etc.

For more information about the SEVP Portal visit and to watch tutorial videos, please visit

Please contact OIE if you have any questions or concerns at Thank you!