Mar 20, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/assets/sevp_portal_onepager.pdf and to watch tutorial videos, please visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-videos.
Please contact OIE if you have any questions or concerns at email@example.com. Thank you!