1. Track Your Status USCIS Case Status Checker Tool Keep track of your status and requirements. Make sure you know all the rules about your legal status—many international students have gotten in trouble over simple things, like taking too few credits in a semester or starting the wrong kind of job. As long as you […]
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Before you apply for the F-1 visa, you need to obtain the I-20 form from the university or institution you want to attend. A university or school will only give you admission and the Form I-20 if you satisfy its admission requirements. Each university has its own admission requirements.
An immigration officer will issue you an I-94 card at the port of entry when you arrive in the U.S. The I-94 card shows your F-1 status (which refers to the non-immigrant status given to you by the USCIS to enable you pursue your program of studies) and your authorized stay. This means that you can stay in the U.S. legally to complete your education. On the completion of your program of studies, you are entitled to a year of OPT/CPT and a 60 day grace period before returning to your country of origin or country of permanent residence.
The F-1 visas are issued to international students primarily to enable them study in the U.S. Thus, there are strict restrictions on employment for students with F-1 visas. However, they are allowed to engage in certain types of compensated employments. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) defines a compensated employment as a type of work done in order to get some benefits, which include off-campus, on-campus, part-time and full-time work.
Though your employment option is limited, you are allowed to take off-campus, on-campus, part-time, and full-time employment under certain conditions. You can discuss your employment options with a foreign student advisor of your university or school. Below are various employment options for international students with F-1 visas and their requirements.