If you have previously verified this employee in the E-Verify system, you may not do so again. However, if the previous verification in E-Verify was done by another employer, you must verify this employee in E-Verify. For more information on employees exempt from the FAR E-Verify clause, see the Supplemental Guide for Federal Contractors.
Are F-1 students who attend a university that is enrolled as a Federal contractor eligible for the 17-month F-1 OPT STEM extension?
For an F-1 OPT STEM student to be eligible for the 17-month extension, the university, as an employer, need only be enrolled in E-Verify. It does not matter how the university enrolls. Employees are eligible for the 17-month OPT STEM extension whether the university enrolls as an employer, a Federal contractor without the E-Verify clause, or a Federal contractor with FAR E-Verify clause. All E-Verify participants will receive an E-Verify ID number that an F-1 OPT STEM student requires when filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.