USCIS announces OPT STEM can work for Consulting

USCIS announces OPT STEM can work for Consulting

It's good news for F-1 students on STEM OPT working at the client site.

USCIS has stated that STEM OPT employee can work for Consulting/Staffing agencies. Agencies may seek to employ students under the STEM OPT program, but only if they will be the entity that provides the practical training experience to the student and they have maintained a bona fide employer-employee relationship with the student.

STEM OPT participants may engage in a training experience that takes place at a site other than the employer's principal place of business.

With regard to the updated reporting requirements, both the student and the employer are required to report any material changes to the university's designated school official (DSO) by providing an updated form I-983 training plan.

Further, the employer is required to report a STEM OPT worker's termination or departure to the DSO within 5 business days.

While this is great news for OPT students, however given the recent changes in the unlawful presence rule, Students on OPT/H1B should avoid unemployment days. As you know that students on initial OPT can't be unemployed beyond 90 days.

To avoid the risk of unlawful presence OPT/CPT/H1B jobseekers are using DesiOPT resume blast feature to quickly reach 2500+ employers, who might eventually sponsor H-1B in April 2019.

Students on F1 visa going through OPT/CPT/H1B phase have many unanswered questions related to Job Search, Career Prospects, Immigration rules etc. To quickly find answers, students are interacting at DesiOPT Forums

Have a question? Ask DesiOPT Facebook community of 140,000+ OPT/CPT students. is a Job Site Connecting Students with Employers. Job Seekers can Signup and request free blast resume to 2500+ consulting & corporate companies and search 25,000+ jobs.

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