Rules # On-campus Placement

The on- campus employment is the most freely permitted by the USCIS regulations. Although f-1 status students can avail a job on –campus, they are very limited. In either case you can always seek guidance from the International Student Office regarding the job. There are many schools who do require that you obtain permission from the International Student Office prior to accepting any on-campus employment. Some universities don’t permit an on-campus placement during the first year or first semester.

You are subjected to the following rules if you wish to apply for an on-campus employment-:

  1. The student must maintain a valid F-1 visa status.
  2. You can work up to 20 hours a week while school is in session.
  3. You are allowed to work full time during campus holidays and vacations if you intend to register for the next semester
  4. The employment may not take away a job from the US resident.

School guidance is provided to ensure that you file all appropriate forms with USCIS and receive any necessary approval. Remember, all you need to take is the leap of faith, and trust that either you will land on ground or you will learn how to fly.