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The STEM extension is an extension of post-completion OPT for students in F-1 status with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree. The STEM extension is available for students who are currently on valid post-completion OPT, have completed a degree in a qualifying STEM field in the U.S., and have secured employment with an E-Verify employer in their major field of study, who is willing to commit to creating and supervising a training plan during the student's STEM OPT extension. It is strongly recommended that you discuss the Form I-983 and the requirements for the Training Plan with your employer well in advance before applying for your STEM OPT extension!
Important Notices to Employers!
Remember, U.S. government officials can perform site visits anytime to ensure compliance.
Quick Tips for Form I-983
Compliance & Reporting Requirements
For additional information, please see Important Resources below.
For more FAQs, please see the 24-month STEM Extension Tutorial.