OPT Reporting


All students on post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to report to their OVIS advisors within 10 days any change to:

  • Legal Name
  • Residential or mailing address
  • Employer and employer address, and/or any interruption or loss of employment

Reporting is done through iDartmouth.

Please also notify OVIS of a change of status to another immigration status, or if you need a transfer to another F-1 program.

Remember that your Form I-20 travel signature is only valid for six months when you are on OPT.  If you plan to travel internationally and you need a new travel signature, please submit your request in iDartmouth.

SEVP Student Portal

In 2018 SEVP introduced the SEVP Student Portal.  It is an optional tool that F-1 students can use to view your OPT information in SEVIS and update it.  Because OVIS requires that you report changes to our office, and we in turn report that information to SEVIS on your behalf, we recommend that you continue to use the OVIS iDartmouth reporting tool. This will help prevent discrepancies in data between your OVIS record and your SEVIS record, and avoids the need for you to do double reporting.