Do you want to work ON CAMPUS?
- International students can work a maximum of 20 hours a week in the Fall and Spring semesters (part-time)
- During the summer and school breaks, international students are allowed to work more than 20 hours (up to full time)
- International students are NOT allowed to work on campus
- once their degree has been completed
- during 60-day grace period
- after completing SEVIS transfer out
Please review the F-1 On-Campus Employment Online Information to make sure you understand all the policies and regulations on this type of employment.
Also, to browse open job opportunities and specific employment instructions that are applicable to all students, visit the Student Employment website.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO GET ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION?
Follow the steps below to obtain an ISSS On-campus Employment approval
- Find a job on-campus that meets the previous page definition.
- Once hired for the job, access the FIU ISSS Portal and submit a request for On-campus Employment Certification.
- If you need a Social Security letter, you must submit a letter/memo from the department/office that hired you (See this sample Social Security letter ).
- If you already have a SSN, then you will only need an Employment Letter. See this sample letter.
- Make sure that ISSS has copies of your required documents (SEVIS I-20, valid passport, F-1 visa and Form I-94).
- ISSS will review your immigration and academic records and if you are confirmed to be in valid F-1 status, the certification will be issued. It takes at least 5-7 business days to process your request (longer during peak times).
- If you need to process your Social Security Number, please anticipate up to 10 additional business days to obtain it and to be able to start working.
- Your On-campus Employment Certification from ISSS will be sent to you via email for you to submit it with your complete Sign-On packet to FIU Human Resources or the appropriate personnel handling hiring and sign-on in the department/office where you will be working