An F-1 student on post-completion OPT (Optional Practical Training) cannot be unemployed for more than 90 days cumulatively (or 120 cumulative days if on STEM extension), or the student will no longer have a valid F-1 visa and will be out of immigration status.
With the new SEVIS updates, an F-1 student whose employment fails to appear in SEVIS may be “auto terminated” by SEVIS after 90 days, due to the 90-day unemployment rule. For this reason, students must be sure to consistently keep their employment information current with the school from which they graduated. Remember that employment, for purposes of avoiding the 90-day rule, can also include self-employment, contract work, and even volunteering.
Once employed please email us with the information below. Failure to do this in a timely manner will subject your I-20 to be terminated and loss of employment. Please include your employment offer letter to the email.
The following documents are needed: