Optional Practical Training (OPT) Request | Office of Global Education | Kent State University

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Request

Required Documents

You must prepare the following documents before completing the form below:

  1. A copy of your passport biographical page
  2. A copy of your most recent U.S. visa
  3. An original check or money order, made out to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security" for $410 Note: DO NOT sign the back of your check/money order
  4. A copy of your I-94 number printout, found here
  5. Two recent 2" x 2" passport-style photos, taken within the last 30 days, with I-94 number written in pencil on the back
  6. The completed Form I-765, found here
  7. A copy of any previous EAD cards, if applicable

Note: You must combine the above documents into one PDF before submitting them. Use a free website like PDFMerge.

Need Help?
  • Read our OPT guide, found here.
  • For help completing the I-765, review the OPT application tutorial, found here.
  • Register for an OPT workshop, here.
Picking Up Your New I-20

After you send the required documents to us, an ISSS advisor will review them. Please allow 3-5 days for processing. When your new I-20 is ready, you will receive an email, and you may pick it up from the reception desk in 106 Van Campen.