If you are employed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) while on Optional Practical Training (OPT), you should check-in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
To complete check-in with ISSS, please email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in requires original immigration documents:
- Current Passport
- I-94 record (retrievable from the CBP website after arrival to the U.S. https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home)
- F-1 visa and admission stamp from most recent entry to U.S.
- I-20 form
- EAD card
- Receipt Notice from STEM filing (if STEM EAD has not yet been received)
You will also complete a form during check in, including your contact information, emergency contact information, and immigration history.
You should seek primary advising about OPT from a Designated School Official (DSO) from the institution that issued your Form I-20. F-1 Students from UNC can find more information on OPT here. For more information about F-1 OPT, visit the STUDY in the STATES website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.