Guide to CPT >>> Use this document to request CPT. It contains information about CPT, the application process, and the forms and documents required to receive CPT authorization.
Guide to OPT >>> Use this document to request OPT. It contains information about OPT, the application process, and the forms and documents required to apply for OPT authorization. You will also need USCIS Form I-765 - see below.
Guide to OPT STEM Extension >>> Use this document to request the OPT STEM EXTENSION. It contains information about the STEM extension, the application process, and the forms and documents required to apply for authorization. You will also need the USCIS Form I-765- see below. The I-983 is pre-populated & included in this application. The digital form is below.
J-1 Academic Training Guide >>> Use this document if you are on a J-1 visa and seeking employment authorization.
OPT Information Update >>> Use this form while you are on OPT to update the International Programs Office of any changes in your personal or employment information. All OPT updates must be completed online. We no longer accept paper OPT update forms.
Tax Preparation Services >>> If you worked in the U.S. you must file your taxes every year. This document provides a list of local companies that assist with filing taxes. You can also read more on the IRS website .
USCIS Form I-765 >>> U.S. Government's application for employment authorization, including OPT. Please use the most up to date I-765 by downloading it from USCIS' website. Please type this form to reduce any errors that could be caused by handwriting it. If applying for OPT, you will also need the Guide to OPT - see above. Please read employment authorization guide for information about how to properly complete this form.
USCIS Form I-983 >>> U.S. Government's Training plan for OPT STEM Students. This form is required for students applying for the OPT STEM extension. Please see the OPT STEM Extension guide for a pre-populated with LTU information.
USCIS Form G - 1450 >>> U.S. Government's form used to submit a credit card payment with an I-765 application for OPT or OPT STEM
USCIS Form G - 1145 >>> U.S. Government's e-notification form that can be submitted with an I-765 application for OPT or OPT STEM
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