How can international students legally work when studying in the United States in 2020?

The tuition of studying in the United States increases year by year. Many students will choose to earn a living while studying in the United States. However, since they are not americans but also students, their status has many restrictions. How can international students legally work when studying in the United States in 2020?

Generally speaking, the U.S. government has no special restrictions on on-campus employment. As long as international students in the United States register as full-time students, they do not need special permission. However, the government has made it clear that students are not allowed to work more than 20 hours during their studies and 40 hours during holidays.

Throughout the campus jobs in the United States, the majority of manual work, such as sorting books in the library, cleaning in the canteen, selling food and so on. The jobs pay the U.S. minimum wage of $5.75 an hour. In this way, I can live on less than $460 a month, which is a good way to reduce the cost of studying abroad in the United States.

The 40-hour work week does not have to be restricted to campus during the holidays. But before looking for a job, you must go to the school’s international student office to get a work permit. After that, they go to the immigration office to get a work permit, a work card. Many international students see summer as a good opportunity to “make money” and generally prefer Chinese restaurants. There are many kinds of jobs in Chinese restaurants, the best of which is to be a waiter. Because waiters get tips as well as basic pay.

Second, the way to work is generally divided into campus work and off-campus work. The former does not make too many provisions for applicants, as long as the international students, not more than the working hours, can have a part-time job; For the latter, applicants must apply for a work permit to work abroad, which is valid for one year. It is important to note that students whose studies are affected by part-time jobs will have their study visas cancelled or even be sent back home.

Nowadays, daigou is a popular part-time job for international students in any country, with low requirements and great development space. But doing daigou requires students to spend a lot of time and energy. If you can’t take care of your studies at the same time, you’d better give up.

2. Waiters and waitresses are easy to find both on and off campus, but the work is hard and the salary is not high.

3, tutor tutor Chinese tutor and English tutor, the work is quite easy, high salary, but also can exercise their oral English level and communication skills, is relatively few job opportunities, generally have acquaintances recommended.

To study and work in the United States, you need three kinds of visas.

It is mainly issued to full-time students studying in the United States. They can work on campus with F1 visa. Special approval is required if they want to work off campus. If you have received an acceptance letter from a U.S. overseas study school, you can apply for a non-immigrant F1 visa from the U.S. embassy or immigration office. U.S. F2 visa: this visa is mainly issued to the spouse and children of American students (F1 visa holders); J1 public student visa: this visa requires that the official student work must be related to the student’s studies.

According to the regulations of the United States government, foreign students working on campus do not need to apply for special permission, but must register to maintain full-time student identity. The work week is generally limited to 20 hours during the semester and up to 40 hours during the holidays. This means that a registered foreign student can work freely and legally on campus.

If you want to work off-campus, you need to apply for a special work permit. Specific regulation is: hold legal student identity, enter a school one year (9 months above), achievement achieves general standard person, via school international student adviser is approved, the company that can approbate to immigration office or labor department goes working, working effective deadline is one year, but can apply for to extend. Note, however, that the company must be an immigration or labor department approved company, not any company. In case of emergency or sudden financial difficulties, foreign students who are required to work outside the school shall also comply with the above requirements. After one year of admission, they shall submit the necessary certificates to the school’s international student advisor for special work permit. This special work permit is more extensive than the previous one, and it is not restricted by the above two-faced companies.

According to the regulations of the United States government, visiting scholars shall return to China to serve for two years after the expiration of their study period. However, with the agreement of the school or the program manager, you may also work in the United States after the expiration of the term. The regulations are similar to those of student visa holders. Those who come to the United States as spouses of visiting scholars may apply for work permit and work legally. Those who come to the United States as the spouse of a student are not allowed to engage in any paid work, no matter salary or property, but investment or business can be.

Foreign students can also apply for a job in the United States under the guise of an internship. Applicants are required to complete a full academic year and apply for a work permit at the immigration bureau within 90 days before graduation and 30 days after. At the time of application, the applicant should indicate to the immigration office that the purpose of the internship is to obtain work experience for the purpose of returning to the country for employment after graduation. After obtaining the approval from the immigration office, they can work for one year.

The above is the introduction of how to legally work for foreign students to study in the United States in 2020. I hope I can give you guidance on how to do so. Studying abroad can help you out. At the same time, more information about studying in the United States is waiting for you. Here, I sincerely wish all the students can successfully go to their ideal school and academic success!

Cui Yuanhui