SEVP Portal


Important Message Regarding SEVP Portal Issues

ISS has received numerous reports from students who are unable to access the SEVP Portal due to technical issues. In many of these cases, the only resolution is for ISS to update the employment information in SEVIS on the student’s behalf. As a result, we have updated the OPT Employment Reporting Form so it now includes all fields that ISS will need in order to add or update employment information in SEVIS for a student. Please do not use the previous version of the OPT Employment Reporting Form and instead please use this updated version. The updated version of the form can be found on the ISS website at http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/F-1-Status/Optional-Practical-Training#0-OPTEmploymentReportingForm.
 
If you are able to access the SEVP Portal, it is still in your best interest to update your employment information in the SEVP Portal in addition to using this new form because there will be fewer steps for ISS to take, resulting in faster completion of your request. However, if you are unable to access the SEVP Portal, you do not need to inform ISS. ISS will update the employment information on your behalf once we receive your completed form. Remember that ISS must also receive a copy of the front and back of your EAD Card in order to update your employment information in SEVIS, so be sure to submit this to iss@tamu.edu if you have not done so already. Remember to include your full name and UIN in all correspondence with ISS.


The Department of Homeland Security will launch the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal on March 23, 2018 for F-1 students currently on post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM Extension OPT.  This is limited to students with active EAD cards with a start date that has begun or passed.

What is the SEVP Portal?

The SEVP Portal is a mechanism for students on OPT or STEM OPT to report certain information directly to SEVIS.  Here is the original message from SEVP.

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On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal. The portal is a tool that F-1 or M-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 student on post-completion or STEM OPT, you will be eligible to use the portal. The portal is accessible from both your mobile device and computer.

You will receive an email with instructions on creating a portal account. This email will come from do-not-reply.sevp@ice.dhs.gov. If you do not see the email, check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still do not see it, contact your designated school official (DSO) to have the email sent again.
The email will be sent to the email address on your SEVIS record which is most likely your @email.tamu.edu email address.

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 in one place.
Any data updates you make in the portal will be sent directly to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
SEVP has created an SEVP Portal Help section on Study in the States with: Use of the portal is voluntary but highly encouraged by SEVP. If you have any questions about the portal or need assistance, call the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400.
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What can be updated in the SEVP Portal?
  • Physical Address
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Add/update/delete Employer and Employment information while on Post-Completion OPT
  • Edit some of the Employer information while on STEM OPT
 
 
What cannot be changed in the SEVP Portal? (ISS will have to update in SEVIS)
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • SEVIS OPT data (authorization dates and type of authorization)
  • Add/Delete Employer while on STEM OPT
 
 
What processes need to be submitted to ISS?  
  • Update spelling of name or date of birth (Submit a copy of corrected passport to ISS)
  • Change the email address (Email iss@tamu.edu)
  • Reset SEVP Portal access (Email iss@tamu.edu)
  • Print a new I-20 (You must first comply with the OPT or STEM OPT reporting requirements)
Students on Post-Completion OPT
  • ISS requires students who are currently authorized for Post-Completion OPT to report changes to their address, telephone, and/or employment information through the SEVP Portal. In addition, address changes must still be reported through the Howdy Portal and there is an updated OPT Employment Reporting Form for the purpose of (1) informing ISS that you have updated your information in the SEVP Portal and (2) requesting an updated I-20. Visit the Optional Practical Training webpage for more details: http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/F-1-Status/Optional-Practical-Training.
Students on STEM OPT

Resources
https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevp-portal-help