What employers should know about hiring international students

International

What employers should know about hiring international students

What employers should know about hiring international students

International Affairs Office   t 719-255-5018   •   Email: international@uccs.edu   •   Website: uccs.edu/international

International students in the U.S. are typically here in F-1 or J-1 status. These two statuses do not allow students to work off-campus without prior authorization. This handout describes the most common and appropriate types of authorizations that may be possible.

Our International Affairs Office is happy to help answer questions, in the meantime here are a few basics and possible employment authorizations:

 

F-1 Status Students:
J-1 Status Students:
Relevant Rules:
Documentation:

After OPT:

The most common work visa available to students on OPT to be employed full-time beyond OPT is the H-1 ‘Specialty Occupations’ visa. The employer applies for this for qualified employees and jobs. There is an annual application date, an annual cap on the number awarded, and a lottery system (since applications exceed the cap).