Optional Practical Training
When you apply for OPT, you must complete an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765). The form is available on USCIS website. There are two options for filing the form, one of which is to file the form electronically.
ISSS very strongly advises that you not choose the e-filing option. E-filing does not decrease processing time and actually requires an in-person visit to the local USCIS office. However, if you do choose to e-file, you must receive an updated Form I-20 with the OPT recommendation before you do e-file.
If you submit the form and payment before you receive the updated Form I-20 with the OPT recommendation, your OPT application will be denied, and you will lose the processing fee.
Report Employment and/or Change of Address to ISSS while on OPT
Sign up for an OPT information session - you must log in with your Temple accessnet information