Begin by navigating to the Employment Authorizations page.
Click the Campus Community link.Step 1
Click the SEVIS link.Step 2
Click the Employment Authorizations link.Step 3
Click the Add a New Value tab.Step 4
Enter the desired information into the EmplID field. Enter
Click in the SEVIS School Code field.Step 6
Enter the desired information into the SEVIS School Code field. Enter
Click the Add button.Step 8
Use the Employment Authorizations page to enter or update employment authorization information for an individual for F or M student visas.Step 9
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
Click the Curricular Practical Training list item.Step 11
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
In the Sequence number field, the system displays the number that the system uses to track multiple rows.Step 13
In the Start Date field, enter the date when the employment is expected to begin.
Click in the Start Date field.Step 14
Enter the desired information into the Start Date field. Enter
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
Enter the desired information into the End Date field. Enter
Click the Employment Code list.Step 18
Click the Part Time list item.Step 19
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
Use the SEVIS Employer Address page to enter or update employer address information for F or M student visas.Step 21
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
Refresh the page.
Press [Tab].Step 23
Click the OK button.Step 24
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
Enter the desired information into the Course Relevance field. Enter
Comments are optional in the Remarks field, but are submitted to SEVIS when provided.Step 27
Click the Save button.Step 28
You have successfully entered SEVIS employment authorization information.
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