EAD Categories & E-Verify Information for I-765
Vanderbilt University is an E-Verify employer. As such, we are able to utilize the benefit of the STEM-OPT extension which allows certain employees in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics an additional 17 months of OPT. Therefore, these particular employees are eligible for 29 months of employment in the area of their academic discipline.
Vanderbilt's Company Identification Number is 29832 and the Client Company ID number is 573107. The best way to enter these numbers on the I-765 is to write "29832 & 573107. If you are filing the I-765 STEM--OPT online you must add three zeros to each number: "00029832 & 000573107."
I-765 Question 16:
EAD eligibility categories under 274a.12(c) that may be relevant to Vanderbilt’s international students, scholars and employees:
(c)(3)(a) Pre-Completion Opt 12 Months
(c)(3)(b) Post Completion Opt 12 Months
(c)(3)(c) 17-Month STEM Extension (see information on E-Verify numbers above)
(c)(3)(ii) F-1 Student offered off-campus employment under sponsorship of international organization
(c)(3)(iii) F-1 Student seeking off-campus employment due to severe economic hardship
(c)(5) J-2 Spouse or Minor Child of an Exchange Visitor
(c)(9) Adjustment applicant (Person filing I-485 for permanent residence and I-765)
*For a full list of all EAD eligibility categories, click the link to be directed to the USCIS Employment Authorization webpage
I-765 Question 17 :
Company ID Number & Client Company ID Number: 29832 & 573107 (if filing the I-765 online use 00029832 & 000573107)