Employees on F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) that have secured employment at Oregon State University are encouraged to email a copy of the following immigration documents to the Office of International Services:
Eligible F-1 international students receive 12-months of Optional Practical Training (OPT), but recent regulatory changes will allow some graduates in the STEM fields to apply for an additional 24-months of OPT. This new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation will go into effect on May 10, 2016.
Recent international graduates who meet the following criteria may be eligible for an extension of US work authorization at Oregon State University:
For more information:
If you determine you are eligible for the extension, you will need to work with your hiring department to fill out the Training Plan for STEM OPT Students, Form I-983. Refer to the following documents for tips in filling out the training plan and understanding reporting requirements.