Employment requirements during 24-month OPT-STEM Extension

You must work at least 20 hours each week for an employer that participates in the E-Verify program and agrees to follow all the employer requirements in the 24-month STEM rule.   


Unlike the 12-month post-completion OPT, volunteer/unpaid work or self-employment is not permitted under the 24-month OPT STEM Extension regulation.   
Please review the STEM OPT HUB for the most up-to-date information on the STEM Extension requirements. 

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Wed 6/14/23 10:30 AM
Wed 6/14/23 10:30 AM