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Working on Campus
Working in the United States is highly restricted while in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 student visa. Since your primary reason for being in the United States is to be a student, unauthorized employment will result in the termination of status and can effect application for future statuses.
International students are allowed to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours a week while school is in session and up to 40 hours a week during school breaks and vacations. If it is your first time working, you will be required to apply for a social security card and fill out the necessary employment forms in the human resources department on campus.
Applying for a Social Security Card: The items required to acquire a social security card are as follows:
An employment letter from the employing department on campus
An international student advisor (DSO) approval letter
A completed Social Security Application form (form can be found at http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.pdf )
- I-20 or DS-2019, Passport, I-94
After you are able to gather all the required documentation, you must apply at a social security office. The closest office to Dahlonega is in Gainesville. The physical address of the social security office is:
2565 THOMPSON BRDG RD
GAINESVILLE, GA 30501
Once you have gone through the process and been approved, it will take about 2 to 4 weeks to get your social security card back. Since the office is in Gainesville, you will need to find a ride.