Maintaining Student Status - STEM OPT Extension / Material Changes to Form I-983 Training Plan

Material Changes to I-983 Training Plan

Follow this procedure to report changes to your I-983 training plan. Your STEM employer, by signing the I-983, agrees to report changes in the training plan to ISS as outlined on Page 2, Section 4, Employer Certification. These changes also may impact your I-20.

Due Date: Earliest available opportunity


Click the link below to submit the STEM OPT Update Form. You must upload an updated I-983 (pages 1-4). The updated I-983 must be signed by you and the employer official. 

Please refer to our Guidelines for Completing Form I-983 for further instructions.

Submit STEM OPT Update Form

I-20 Issuance:

Upon approval, ISS will issue an updated I-20 for certain material changes only. Examples of material changes and whether a new I-20 will be issued include but are not limited to:

Type of Change New I-20?
Change in Compensation/Salary (Section 3) No
Change in Employer Name (Section 3) Yes
Change in Employer Site (Section 5) Yes
Designation of new employer official with signatory authority (Section 6) No