Foreign Nationals

A Foreign National, or Non-Resident Alien (NRA), is a person residing in the United States who is not a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident (i.e., in possession of an alien registration card/green card).

Students holding an F-1 visa are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week. The only exception to this is during USF recognized school breaks as determined by the Academic Calendar.

Visitors (B1/B2 and Visa Waivers) cannot be put on payroll as an employee. For further information on Visitors VISA’s, contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

Some J scholars can receive payment for certain types of work through USF. For further information on J scholars and the types of payments for which they can be compensated, contact ISSS.

FIND IT

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

Foreign National Information Form

Student FICA Guidelines

HR Process Training

Student Health Services


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