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​On-Campus Employment Instructions

For F-1/J-1 Students and J-1 Professors and Researchers

  • You may request written authorization from the International Students & Scholars Office to work on campus. On-campus work includes work at any City University of New York (CUNY) institution and affiliate.
  • Written authorization for employment is required before you can begin work. The on-campus office that employs you will need proof of your written permission to work (employment authorization) BEFORE YOU START WORK.
  • To work on campus, you must hold valid F-1/J-1 Visa/Immigration Status. F-1/J-1 Students must be enrolled at Queens College full time, be in good academic standing, and not be working illegally. (J-1 Professors and Researchers must see the J-1 Responsible Officer in the ISSO before they begin work.)
  • For F-1/J-1 International Students, on-campus work authorization is valid for part-time employment (20 hours or less per week) during fall and spring semesters and full-time employment (40 hours a week) during school holidays and summer recess.
  • J-1 Scholars, Researchers and/or Faculty may work up to 40 hours per week in their respective academic fields.

IMPORTANT for F/J Students!

On-campus employment authorization must be renewed each semester prior to the expiration date listed on the Queens College On-Campus Employment Authorization Form. Failure to renew employment authorization may result in loss of your F-1/J-1 Immigration status, job loss and withholding of pay.
 
To obtain written permission to work on campus, bring the following items with you to the Queens College International Students & Scholars Office:
  1. Your passport. Passport must be valid through duration of work period.
  2. Your Queens College I-20 or DS 2019. NO PHOTOCOPIES.
  3. A letter from the on-campus office that wishes to hire you. The employer’s letter must be on campus office letterhead and indicate job offer, job location, name of employer, salary, number of work hours per week, beginning and ending dates of employment, a brief job description, and supervisor’s signature. Bring original letter. NO PHOTOCOPIES.
  4. A valid Social Security number.

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU CAN OBTAIN ONE IS BY FIRST RECEIVING WRITTEN EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION FROM A QUEENS COLLEGE USCIS-DSO, YOUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISOR. BRING ITEMS 1, 2 AND 3 ABOVE TO THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS BEFORE APPLYING FOR A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
 
OFFICE INFORMATION
Director: Patrick O'Connell
Office: Student Union 327
Phone: 718-997-4440
Fax: 718-997-4429
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
 

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