U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a broadcast message noting, their Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is conducting a review of SEVIS records for nonimmigrant students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT) who have not provided employment information. SEVP is mailing notices directly to the students who have not reported employer information and have exceeded 90 days of unemployment.
SEVP’s “Notice of Failure to Report Employment While on Optional Practical Training” informs students of a lack of employment information in their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records. The notice provides students an opportunity to update their records within 15 days from the notice date, either through their designated school official (DSO) or directly through the SEVP Portal.
ICE informs students, if their SEVIS records are not updated, SEVP will set their records to “terminated,” which can result in students being considered out of status for exceeding regulated periods of unemployment while in OPT.