Checklist for OPT

Checklist for Optional Practical Training

If sending through Post Office use this address:


P.O. Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

If sending through Private Courier use this address:


Attn: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy 121 Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

_____ Complete Form I-765 (

_____ I-20 with the DSO’s recommendation*

_____ Photocopy of previous I-20s held by the student

_____ Photocopies of passport  and Visa

_____ Two Passport-style photographs sealed in plastic bag

_____ Bank or money order payable to “Department of Homeland Security” for $410.00

_____ Receipt showing payment of OIP OPT fee 

_____ Photocopies of any previous EAD cards, if applicable

_____ Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (if sending via courier)>

Justin Ball, Advisor Justin Ball
Interim Director   936.294.4607  F116 E

*If you would like to use SHSU for your address:

1908 Ave J, SHSU Box 2150
Huntsville TX 77341-2150