Optional Practical Training

Please read the following information and complete the forms below for post-completion OPT, before making an appointment with a DSO in the Diversity Center.  Your DSO must submit your application into SEVIS and issue a new I-20 before the application can be mailed to USCIS.  If you have questions, please call the Diversity Center at 563-387-1014.

Important Questions About OPT

Student Request for 12-month OPT

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (OPT)

Sample I-765 Form

Get a Message When Your Application is Accepted

AR-11 Change of Address Form

Photo Composition

It is important that you follow these guidelines for your photos.  Applications have been returned with photos that are too grainy or poor quality.  Photos should also be no older than 30 days.  Check with the LDC for information about photography options.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services