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Maintaining Your Immigration Status
Understanding Employment Options
Living in New York
Rule 1: Remain a Full-time Student
Rule 2: Keep Your Documents Valid
Rule 3: Report to DSO/RO Before Traveling Abroad
Rule 4: Keep Your Advisor Informed
Rule 5: Do Not Work Without Authorization
Rule 6: File Income Taxes
RULE 5: Do Not Work Without Authorization
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Working without authorization is a serious violation of student status.

International students are only permitted to work outside their colleges with permission from either their International Student Advisor or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Working without authorization is a deportable offense. Do not accept any employment unless you have written work authorization. For more information on how to obtain legal employment, see the employment options section of this guide.

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