Do I have to Work for an E-Verified Employer During Initial 12 Months OPT?

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Short Answer: No

Working for an e-Verified Employer is Mandatory for STEM OPT.

For your initial 12-Month OPT you can work for any employer. After completing 1 year and when you apply for STEM OPT Extension, your employer must be an E-Verified.

If your employer is not enrolled in E-Verify, you can request them to enroll in E-Verify and it’s a pretty straight-forward process.

WARNING: While submitting the training plan to your DSO for STEM OPT application, your Employer should be e-Verified. So, plan ahead.

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