Although foreign students (on F-1 or M-1 visas) are expected to come to the U.S. able to support themselves throughout their studies, U.S. immigration law does allow them some limited opportunities to work. This may include both on-campus and off-campus employment, in some cases after graduation. Details about eligibility and application procedures can be found here.
F-1 Students and Work Violations
Foreign students have limited rights to work in the U.S. -- but go beyond these limits, and you might lose your status and face further consequences.
What If My F-1 Student Status Expires Before USCIS Approves Me for H-1B Temporary Worker Status?
Bridging the gap: How the you can avoid falling out of legal immigration status between the end of your time on an F-1 and the beginning of your time on an H-1B.
When F-1 Students Can Work in the U.S.
F-1 visa holders (but not their spouses or children) can work at almost any job on their school’s campus without needing to obtain U.S. government authorization. If you want to work off campus, however, you’ll need to request authorization from either your DSO or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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Hiring International Students Recently Graduated From U.S. Schools
International students who have recently graduated offer a legal source of talent for hire.