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Working off campus on student visa

February 6, 2008 by app2usadvisor  
Filed under Job search, Student Visa


Some students have asked on our forum at about working part time outside their University campus.

For international students, it is illegal to work off campus. There could be some exceptions like a University authorized internship or working at an off-campus facility that could be part of the University.

We strongly advice all our users to follow all rules when in the USA. Do not ever try to seek a part-time job outside your University. Rules are very strictly adhered to in US, and if caught, punishment could be swift. If caught in an immigration raid, you are looking at the possibility of termination from your University, deportation and even jail time. If in any doubt about what can you do and where can you work, always contact the International Student Advisor at the International Students office at your University.

Disclaimer: we at do not claim to be experts at legal or ethical matters. However our advice is always based on what we understand is legal and ethical.

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