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International Student Overview. Office of International Services http://www.ncsu.edu/ois 320 Daniels Hall Tel: 919-515-2961 Fax: 919-515-1402 June 11, 2009. OIS Staff. Michael Bustle – Director Hanya Redwan – Associate Director Thomas Greene – Assistant Director

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international student overview

International Student Overview

Office of International Services

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois

320 Daniels Hall

Tel: 919-515-2961

Fax: 919-515-1402

June 11, 2009

ois staff
OIS Staff
  • Michael Bustle – Director
  • Hanya Redwan – Associate Director
  • Thomas Greene – Assistant Director
  • Elizabeth Behringer – Student/Scholar Advisor
  • Kelia Hubbard – Student/Scholar Advisor
  • Pascale Toussaint – Immigration and Information Specialist
  • Derrick Lovick – Information Systems Manager
  • Nieke Ploemen-Guillory – Front Office Manager
  • Lauren Ball – Program Coordinator
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On Campus Employment
  • Employment Eligibility is determined by the student’s immigration status; F-1 and J-1 students may be eligible for employment if they are maintaining lawful status, in good academic standing, and enrolled full-time (as defined by the Graduate School).
  • On Campus Employment should not continue beyond the end date of the student’s last registered semester (end date of Graduate Appointment will likely need to be amended).
  • On campus employment is best defined as employment for which payment is received through NC State Payroll (not Accounting) and is usually physically on the NC State campus (including Centennial Campus and the CVM campus).

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

on campus employment continued
On Campus Employment (continued)
  • On-campus employment for all appointments combined is strictly limited to 20 hours / week; may be full-time (more than 20 hours) during breaks and as long as the student is pre-registered for the following semester.
  • J-1 students must obtain written employment authorization from their J-1 Program Sponsor (OIS for students whose program sponsor is NC State) before beginning any type of employment:

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/forms/student.php

  • International students on non-immigrant visas other than J-1 and F-1 likely are not eligible for employment.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

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Off Campus Employment
  • Students in F-1 or J-1 status are lawfully required to have prior written authorization from OIS and/or US CIS to work off-campus.
  • CPT Authorization - includes a new I-20 and cover letter from OIS: http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/cpt.php
  • OPT authorization - includes a new I-20 from OIS and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issued by US CIS (90 day processing with US CIS):

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/opt.php

  • J-1 Academic Training authorization - includes a new DS-2019 and cover letter from OIS:

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/j1actrain.php

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

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Important Reminders
  • F-1 and J-1 student employment must be in a temporary position (not in a permanent or open ended position).
  • F-1 and J-1 student employment is disallowed in the event of a strike or walkout or if it displaces a US worker.
  • F-1 and J-1 students must stop working if the employment interferes or delays their studies.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

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Important Reminders (continued):
  • F-1 and J-1 students must stop working if they become out of status, change status, do not enroll or intend to enroll, or complete their program.
  • All off-campus employment must be authorized in writing by OIS or US CIS prior to working.
  • Hiring units are responsible for ensuring no other active appointments are in the system for F-1 or J-1 employees prior to triggering workflow (on-campus employment is limited to 20 hours / week – except during breaks).

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

enrollment
Enrollment
  • International Students in F-1 or J-1 student status must maintain continuous full-time enrollment throughout their degree program.

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/enrollment.php

  • International Students must make acceptable academic progress:

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/acadsuccess.php

  • OIS does not define full-time enrollment, give advice on course placement or credit hours.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

reduced course load
Reduced Course Load
  • A student may be eligible for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) under certain conditions:
    • Student is in his/her final semester.
    • Or, is medically unable to maintain a full-time course load.
    • Or is having difficulty during the first semester of enrollment due to improper course placement or unfamiliarity with the US educational system

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/forms/documents/rcl.pdf

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

change in curriculum level
Change in Curriculum/Level
  • F-1 and J-1 students are required to notify OIS of any change in their degree program, the events below are reportable events in SEVIS:
    • Change of major: http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/forms/documents/rcl.pdf
    • Change of degree level (MS to Ph.D.)

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/current/cil.php

    • Addition of a second major or minor

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

change in curriculum level continued
Change in Curriculum/Level (continued)
  • OIS defers to the academic department to confirm the students anticipated completion date and the effective start semester for any change.
  • OIS will issue a new I-20/DS-2019 based on the information provided by the academic department and Graduate School memo.
  • Changes in curriculum related to thesis/non-thesis options no longer require a new I-20/DS-2019 unless an I-20/DS-2019 extension is required.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

new students fall 09
New Students Fall 09
  • A new F-1 or J-1 student is eligible to work on-campus if the student has:
  • Entered the US
  • Checked in with his/her department
  • Checked in with OIS (needed for E-Verify and SSn purposes)
  • The I-94 card will provide the “Date of Entry” into the US and baseline employment eligibility start date.
  • Reporting Date is 8-19-2009 for both the I-20 and DS-2019 for incoming Fall 2009 students.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

new transfer students fall 09
New Transfer Students Fall 09
  • An F-1 or J-1 student is eligible to work on-campus if OIS has issued the transfer I-20 or DS-2019.
  • If the SEVIS transfer (release) date has not occurred, the student has no employment eligibility at NC State.
  • OIS is unable to issue the I-20 or DS-2019 for F-1 and J-1 transfers until the SEVIS release date which may occur after the first day of classes.

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

change of status student fall 2009
Change of Status Student Fall 2009
  • Student is eligible to work once OIS receives the approval for a change of status to F-1 from US CIS and updates the visa panel in campus community.
  • Some prior statuses (F-2, B-1/B-2) do not allow any level of study until the change of status approval notice is received

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.

reminders
Reminders
  • Information Fair, Thursday August 13th, 2009. Talley Student Center.
  • New International Student Orientation, Friday, August 14th, 2009. Talley Student Center, 8:00am-5:00pm. Required for all new and transfer international students
  • All new students, including transfer students, are REQUIRED to check-in with (OIS) soon after their arrival at NC State.

http://www.ncsu.edu/ois/orientation/

This presentation is for general information for NC State hiring units and is not to be construed as legal advice or employment authorization. For more information, please contact OIS.