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J-1 On Campus Employment

Federal regulations require any J-1 on-campus employment to be reported to and approved by the Office of International Affairs. In order to make the reporting of such employment more efficient, we have created a J-1 On-Campus Employment Form for you and your campus employer to complete.

The on-campus employment that you are required to report to us includes the following types of employment: Assistantship (GTA, GRA, GAA), Fellowship (with work component), or any other On-Premises Employment (campus dining, library work, etc.).

Any on-campus employment must be reported to International Affairs prior to the employment commencing. On-campus employment may only be authorized for up to 12 months at a time. Employment may continue beyond one year, however the student's employment authorization must be updated every 12 months. J-1 students may only work a maximum of 20 hours per week while school is in session. During semester breaks and authorized annual vacation terms, J-1 students may work an unlimited number of hours per week.

Please submit the J-1 On-Campus Employment Form to the International Affairs front reception desk in Enarson Classroom Building or scan and email the completed form to iss@osu.edu with the subject line: J-1 On-Campus Employment. If you also submitted an Employment Verification letter, an immigration coordinator will email you once the form is ready for you to pick up.