Attention employers and students who are presently filing STEM-OPT Extensions:

As of July 22, 2016, the mandatory I-983 form (“the Training Plan”) has been slightly revised, and subsequently published by U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It appears that no substantive alterations have been made by ICE; however, listed below are the 
details you should know:

· The overall page length of the document has been reduced from 7 pages to 5;

· A large blank space has been removed from the old Page 3;

· All major Training Plan explanations now fit on one page, as do both student self-evaluations 

Since the updated Training Plan asks no new questions, we suggest thatthose of you who have already completed a draft of the Training Plan
continue to work off of the old seven-page form. However, if you havenot yet drafted a Training Plan or otherwise need to submit a new
Training Plan due to a material change, then you should use the mostrecent form, which can be found

As always, we at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. will keep you up to date on the latest developments in immigration law.


Reddy & Neumann, P.C. is an immigration law firm in Houston, Texas. For over 15 years, our firm has successfully represented corporate clients across the United States in their efforts to bring foreign workers and business professionals to the United States. Reddy & Neumann, P.C. is highly experienced in working with employment-based visas, adjustment of status, green cards, and PERM labor certification. From filing, through approval, and on to appeal, we do everything possible to ensure that your company can bring the best and brightest in the world to the United States.