When you receive your OPT recommended Form I-20, you should review the form for accuracy and email ISSO@uml.edu with any questions or concerns before submitting your application to USCIS. 

USCIS MUST receive your Pre- or Post-OPT application within 30 days of the issuance date listed on your OPT I-20.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON MAILING ADDRESS: To ensure smooth delivery of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), please make sure to do the following:

  • Have your last name on your mailbox.
  • Check the mail regularly for any receipts, requests for evidence (RFEs), approval notices, etc. You may check your case status online through USCIS - Case Status Online.
  • Make sure that your mailing address listed on Form I-765 does not change. Changing your mailing address with a pending application can result in a delay in receiving your EAD.