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  1. #1

    Default Forgot to send 6 month validation report during stem extension

    Forgot to send 6 month validation report during 17 month(stem) extension. Just found this below rule that my school told me. Can anyone please tell me if there is anyway to fix this.

    students must send a validation report to their DSO every six months starting from the date the STEM extension OPT starts and ending when the student’s F-1 status ends or the STEM extension OPT ends, whichever is first. The validation report must include the student’s:
    • Full legal name
    • SEVIS identification number (if requested by the school)
    • Current mailing and residential address
    • Name and address of the current employer
    • Employment start date for the current employer

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008


    This is your school's internal requirement. The only requirement from SEVIS point of view is that you report any change in employment status within 30 days of the change. Contact your school's DSO to get more clarification.
    This is my opinion and not legal advice.

  3. #3


    Thanks for the reply. DSO said they will be reporting same to SEVIS every 6 months. They said it will not affect the status but can be a problem in future. However, they didn't say what sort of problem.

  4. #4


    Hello varmavku,

    This is an old thread, but can you tell me if not validating the 6 month STEM Extension affected anything for you? I am in the same position right now.


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