New Rule for STEM OPT
Starting May 10, the new DHS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension from the previous 17 months to 24 months is in effect. More guidance for employers, students and designated school officials is available at:
- DHS Study in the States - STEM OPT HUB
- USCIS I-9 Central - Foreign Students Page
- USCIS I-9 Central - Section 3: Updating and Reverification (Rehires)
Visit I-9 Central to learn more.