The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) updated the Form I-983, Training Plan for STEM OPT Students to remove language requiring wet signatures. Students and employers may continue to physically sign the Form I-983 or input their own electronic signatures. SEVP accepts electronic signatures in the following formats:
- Electronic signature using software programs or applications and
- Electronically reproduced copies of a signature
Additionally, students may send an electronic version of their completed or updated Form I-983 to their designated school official (DSO) via email or through a secure platform that students can access with individual account credentials. This may include a school portal or other secure site.
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