Entering SEVIS Employment Authorization


Concept


Steps:

  1. Begin by navigating to the Employment Authorizations page.

     

    Click the Campus Community link.

    Step 1
  2. Click the SEVIS link.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Employment Authorizations link.

    Step 3
  4. Click the Add a New Value tab.

    Step 4
  5. Enter the desired information into the EmplID field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "SEV1000"
    .

    Step 5
  6. Click in the SEVIS School Code field.

    Step 6
  7. Enter the desired information into the SEVIS School Code field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "DAL214F12345123"
    .

    Step 7
  8. Click the Add button.

    Step 8
  9. Use the Employment Authorizations page to enter or update employment authorization information for an individual for F or M student visas.

    Step 9
  10. For F and M visas, use the Employment Type field to select the employment type relevant to the authorization or endorsement for this student. Options are: Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and Off-Campus (to enter recommendation information for the student to obtain off-campus employment authorization).

     

    M-1 students are only authorized for OPT. The system does not enable you to enter CPT or off-campus employment for an M-1 student. F-1 students are eligible for all employment authorizations.

     

    Click the Employment Type list.

    Step 10
  11. Click the Curricular Practical Training list item.

    Step 11
  12. The fields in the Employment Details group box remain the same for CPT and OPT. The system displays different fields when you enter the Off-Campus employment type.

    Step 12
  13. In the Sequence number field, the system displays the number that the system uses to track multiple rows.

    Step 13
  14. In the Start Date field, enter the date when the employment is expected to begin.

     

    Click in the Start Date field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the desired information into the Start Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "01/15/2006"
    .

    Step 15
  16. In the End Date field, enter the date when the employment is expected to end.

     

    The employment type Curricular Practical Training requires that the end date not exceed the end date for the student on the I-20 form.

     

    Click in the End Date field.

    Step 16
  17. Enter the desired information into the End Date field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "06/15/2006"
    .

    Step 17
  18. Click the Employment Code list.

    Step 18
  19. Click the Part Time list item.

    Step 19
  20. Click the Employer Address link to access the SEVIS Employer Address page, where you can enter employer name and address information.

     

    Employer information is required for CPT authorizations, but it is optional for OPT endorsements.

     

    Click the Employer Address link.

    Step 20
  21. Use the SEVIS Employer Address page to enter or update employer address information for F or M student visas.

    Step 21
  22. If the employer is defined in the External Organization table, you can enter that employer's organization ID to populate the Employer Name, Address 1, Address 2, City, State, and Postal Code fields.

     

    You can also enter employer name and address information manually without using an external organization ID.

     

    Enter the desired information into the External Org ID field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "000010014"
    .

    Step 22
  23. Refresh the page.

     

    Press [Tab].

    Step 23
  24. Click the OK button.

    Step 24
  25. In the Course Relevance field, enter comments identifying the relevance of the employment to the student’s course of study.

     

    Comments are required in this field for both CPT and OPT employment types.

     

    Click in the Course Relevance field.

    Step 25
  26. Enter the desired information into the Course Relevance field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "In support of teaching credential."
    .

    Step 26
  27. Comments are optional in the Remarks field, but are submitted to SEVIS when provided.

    Step 27
  28. Click the Save button.

    Step 28

You have successfully entered SEVIS employment authorization information.

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