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Work Authorization Requirements for Common Student Visa Types

F-1 students:  May work on campus at the school which they are authorized to attend (issued their current form I-20) up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and full time during official university vacation and breaks. Students in valid F-1 status cannot be employed off-campus without meeting eligibility requirements and obtaining prior authorization from International Students and Scholars and/or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  For information about paid internships, please read the section regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  For information about working after completion of a degree, please refer to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information page.

F-2 dependents:  May not be employed under any circumstances while in the U.S.

J-1 students:  May work on campus at the school which they are authorized to attend (issued their current form DS-2019) for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and full time during university vacation and holiday breaks. Students in J-1 status must request work authorization from ISS before beginning work on campus. Please read the J-1 work authorization information for details. Students in valid J-1 status cannot be employed off-campus without meeting eligibility requirements and obtaining prior authorization from International Students and Scholars, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Department of State.

J-2 dependents:  Must have a work authorization card issued by USCIS before they can work on or off campus. Those interested in applying for work authorization and download the Instructions for Requesting J-2 Employment Authorization and the J-2 form I-765 and contact ISS with questions or for more information.

Students in other statuses are generally prohibited from any kind of employment, either on or off-campus.


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