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International Students in F-1 or J-1 visa status must take care to learn and obey the federal immigration regulations governing their visa status. The federal immigration regulations governing employment are strict. Employment is only allowed in certain situations and generally requires written authorization from the Office of International Student & Scholar Services BEFORE you can begin employment.

If your degree program requires that you enroll in a field placement, practicum or internship in your first semester, you must contact our employment advisors before the semester starts. We can guide you on the process needed so you can arrange the required authorization.

You can review the federal immigration regulations governing possible employment at this web link:

New international students who are in their first year of study in the United States are only allowed to work on-campus, at the campus where they are enrolled. Employment cannot begin until you are registered for classes. You can review the immigration regulations specific to this type of employment authorization at this weblink:

Possible employers at Binghamton University include:

Be very careful to only engage in lawful employment. Your best source of information on this issue is the staff of the Office of International Student & Scholar Services. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Advising staff in the International Student and Scholar Services Office are available to assist you with your questions about working in the United States. You can contact our employment team by email at . Staff are also available for individual appointments. To schedule an individual appointment call our Front Desk, 1-607-777-2510.

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Last Updated: 1/8/13