The STEM OPT application process now requires you to submit a Formal Training Plan Form I-983 to your Designated School Official. Please use the ICE I-983 Instructions (pdf) as a guide for how to complete the Form I-983. While the majority of the form is geared towards your formal training agreement with your employer, the following information may be helpful to you for completing page 1:
Please note that USCIS is taking a strict stance on third party placement arrangements. We recommend students and STEM employers review the USCIS webpage on STEM OPT Employers Requirements and Responsibilities and third-party placements. The NAFSA third-party placement article may also be helpful.
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