J-1 regulations require the ISSO to authorize on-campus student employment in advance, before the employment begins. Authorization can be granted in periods of up to 12 months at a time. Students in good standing are eligible for on-campus employment authorization. Employment is limited to 20 hours a week except for official school breaks and the student's annual vacation, when it may be full-time. Use this form to request your on-campus employment authorization from the ISSO and the ISSO will update your SEVIS record with the information you submit.
(22 CFR 62.23(g))
Upon submission of this form, your browser will display an acknowledgement of your submission. The ISSO will contact you if there are any concerns.
If your DS-2019 was not issued by Columbia University, you must contact your program sponsor to request employment authorization.