OPT Reporting


Where to Complete OPT Reporting

ISS recommends doing all reporting through iHawkSEVP will give you an option to do some limited reporting through an SEVP Portal. The portal is optional and ISS discourages you from making reports directly to the government. Reports through iHawk will be reviewed by ISS for compliance before submitting updates to SEVIS. Also, ISS will automatically print a new I-20 when necessary.

  1.  to iHawk with your KU Online ID.
  2. Go to F-1 Practical Training and select “OPT Reporting".
  3. Complete and submit the appropriate report. You can submit the same e-form multiple times as needed.
  • If you are a performing artist reporting multiple gigs, or a self-employed business owner/contract worker, here are some reporting TIPS for special categories.


  • For KU Online ID and login questions, contact KUIT directly.
  • For OPT reporting requirement questions, review the OPT webpage section on Post-Comp OPT Reporting Requirements first. If you still have questions, email iss@ku.edu with "OPT Reporting Question" in the subject line.


Employers (for STEM OPT students only)

Employers should report the termination or departure of an employee who is on the STEM OPT extension by emailing ISS@ku.edu. Provide the following in the email:

  • Subject: “STEM OPT Employment Termination"
  • Body of email: Employee’s full name, date of birth and SEVIS ID Number.  Date of termination.  Employer’s contact name, title, department, and phone number. Company name.

Any questions, email iss@ku.edu with "Employer OPT Reporting Question" in the subject line.


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