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F-1 Visa Status Holders

Hiring F-1 Students with OPT Employment Authorization

In order to hire an F-1 student with OPT employment authorization, please contact our office to submit the necessary documents prior to checking in with our office and with Human Resources.

F-1 Student Immigration Registration and Check-in

All full-time matriculated students must check-in with OIA within 15 days of the start date on their I-20 form.  If they do not check-in with our office, the SEVIS system will automatically invalidate their record and they will fall out of student status.

Please notify our office of any international students that have been accepted to Jefferson so that we can verify their registration with the immigration system.

I-20 Extensions

If the student is unable to complete their program on time, the student's academic advisor must fill out the I-20 Extension Request form.  Forms are available here, or at OIA.