Presentation on theme: "On-Campus Employment, Social Security Numbers, & ITINs"— Presentation transcript:
1 On-Campus Employment, Social Security Numbers, & ITINs
2 On-Campus EmploymentESF students may work on either the ESF or SU campusWork must provide direct services to ESF/SU studentshttps://www.sujobopps.comJob cannot be a Federal Work Study jobYou must be enrolled full-time (or an authorized equivalent) and maintaining valid immigration status12 credits (undergrad and grad without assistantship/fellowship)9 credits for students with assistantships or fellowshipsYou must receive a job offer and have permission to workIf you are a J-1 student with a DS-2019 issued by ESF, complete the J-1 student On-Campus Employment Authorization Form and submit to OIEIf J-1 student sponsored by an organization other than ESF, obtain a letter from your sponsor approving your on-campus employmentYou must complete the I-9 Process before beginning employment- Working on ESF Campus: Human Resources (216 Bray Hall)- Working on SU Campus: Human Resources (210 Steele Hall)You must obtain a Social Security Number from Social Security Administration and submit a copy to HR
3 On-Campus Employment Eligibility On-Campus Employment Limitations:You may only work 20 hours/ week while school is in sessionMay hold more than one job on campus as long as the cumulative number of hours worked does not exceed 20 hrs/weekOn-campus employment and CPT: Limited to 20 hours of work a week cumulativelyYou may work full-time (typically 40 hours/week) during authorizedschool breaks.Spring Break: March 11-18, 2012Summer Break: May 11- August 26, 2012Thanksgiving Break: November 18-25, 2012Winter Break: December 15, January 13, 2013Off-Campus Employment is only authorized for:F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)J-1 Academic TrainingSevere Economic Hardship Employment
4 The I-9 Process at ESFAll U.S. employers are required to verify the identity and employmenteligibility of all new employees—citizens and non-citizens alike—andretain I-9 files for everyone they hire in the US.Even if you already have a Social Security Number (SSN), you must still complete the I-9 process with any new employer.Bring the following documents to Human Resources (216 Bray Hall)prior to the start date of your employment:Original I-20/DS-2019; Passport; I-94 Card; VisaSSN card (if you have one)J-1 students with an ESF DS-2019: Also bring a J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization Form and have HR complete itIf you do not have a SSN, have HR complete the appropriate SocialSecurity Memo with your job information and print on ESF letterheadYour I-9 will remain valid until the end date indicated on your I-20 or DS-2019; ifyou extend your I-20/ DS-2019, you must bring your extended document to HR sothat they can make a copy and update your I-9 accordingly.
5 I-9 Process at Syracuse University Have your future employer complete Section A of the Social Security Memo (SU on-campus job) and print on department letterheadBring the following documents to SU’s Human Resources (210 Steele Hall) in order to complete the I-9 process and obtain endorsement in Section B.Social Security Memo (SU on-campus job) endorsed by on-campus employerOriginal I-20/DS-2019, passport, I-94 card, & Social Security Card, if you have oneIf you are a sponsored J-1 student (Fulbright, Ford Fellow, etc.), also submit a letter from J-1 sponsor approving on-campus workJ-1 students with an ESF DS-2019: Also bring a J-1 On-Campus Employment Authorization Form and have HR complete itFor tax purposes, complete the Non-Resident Alien Information Form online necessary to verify eligibility for a tax withholding exemption (https://fnis.windstar.cc/syracuse/ )* I-9 is valid until program end date. If you shorten/extend your program,bring your new I-20/DS-2019 to Human Resources for I-9 update. *
6 Obtaining a SSNTo be eligible to apply for a Social Security Number, you must beemployed or have a promise of employment noted on a SSN MemoBring SSN Memo endorsed by HR during your I-9 to OIE (302 Bray Hall)J-1 students submit the On-Campus Employment Authorization Form or letter from your J-1 sponsor approving the on-campus workOIE will endorse the bottom of the form to certify your F-1/J-1 statusMust be more than 10 days since you entered the US and 3 days since your SEVIS record was registered in order to apply for a SSN.Apply at the Social Security Office (Federal Building--100 S. Clinton St., 4th Floor)Bring your most recent I-20/DS-2019 with an entry stamp, passport, visa, I-94 card and endorsed SSN MemoSubmit copy of SSN Application Receipt with your SU ID# on it to OIEOnce you receive a Social Security Card, submit the following depending upon the campus you are employed on:Working on the ESF Campus: Original SSN card to Human Resources so a copy can be made and a copy of the SSN card to OIE (can scan and submit by )Working on the SU Campus: Copy of your SSN card with SU ID # written on it to SY Payroll Office (210 Steele Hall) and a copy of the SSN card to OIE (can scan and submit by )
7 ITINs: Individual Tax Payer Identification Numbers An ITIN is a nine-digit tax processing number issued by the InternalRevenue Service (IRS). The IRS issues ITINs to individuals whoforeign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting or filingrequirements and do not qualify for SSNs.ITINs are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose.An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit.F-1 and J-1 students who 1) receive income through grants andscholarships from US sources; or 2) are funded by their homegovernment and 3) will not be securing employment or seekingpayment for services performed in the U.S. may apply for an ITIN.
8 ITIN Application for Sponsored Students Obtain an ITIN support letter from your sponsorRequest an ESF support letter by submitting your sponsor’s ITIN support letter to the ESF Office of International Education.Identify the exception you are filing under (e.g., 2(b) or 2(c) Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants) and whether you will be claiming a tax treaty benefitApply for an ITIN: IRS office, Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton Street, 11 FloorTake the ITIN Letter from your sponsor and OIE, your original passport, I-20/DS-2019, visa and I-94 cardYou will need to fill out a W-7 Application for an ITIN to submit to the IRS Office:W-7 Form Instructions:Under the Eligibility Section of the W-7 Form, select both “F” and “H. Other” and enter one of the valid exceptions listed on pages 6-8 of the W-7 Instructions. In most instances, a F-1 or J-1 student on a US grant, scholarship or stipend will be eligible under Exceptions 2(b) or 2(c) on page 7 of the W-7 Instructions.After receiving your ITIN approval letter, submit 1 copy to OIE
11 2012 Taxes (to be filed after Jan 2013) All nonresident aliens must file the Form 8843 regardless of whether or not they received income in the U.S. if they were:In the U.S. during the 2011 calendar year, andIn F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, M-1, M-2, Q-1, or Q-2 visa statusNonresident aliens who have earned or received income in the U.S. (e.g., payment for employment, scholarships, stipends) may be required to file additional federal and NY State tax forms.Tax Documentation must be postmarked by April 15, 2013Additional Resources:CINTAX: Complete International Tax Preparation Software (FREE!)SCIS Tax Workshops (TBD)
12 RemindersTo download forms and find more information on immigration topics, access the OIE website at:Keep all of your immigration and employment documents together and in a safe place—you may need them for future immigration applications (e.g., OPT) or to file income taxesI-20/DS-2019, Passport, Visa, I-94 cardSocial Security CardEmployment Contract, Pay StubsCheck all of the expiration dates on your documents and be aware of when they expirePlan ahead and make necessary appointments to renew and update documents in a timely manner
13 Post-Completion Travel Advisories After completing an F-1 program you have 60 day “grace period” toprepare to depart the U.S.; this time is intended for departurepreparation and travel within the U.S .Travel and re-entry is not permitted during the exit grace period if:You have not been accepted into a new program of study (e.g., Master’s, Ph. D.) and received an I-20 for the program from the collegeYou have not received (F-1) Optional Practical TrainingYou have not received a new visa for re-entry (e.g., B-2 tourist)If you have submitted an application for OPT (pending or approved) and travelwith an expired visa:You must obtain a new visa while abroad in order to re-enter the U.S..Visa issuance for individuals on practical training can be problematic since it ismore difficult to prove compelling ties to your home country because you arereturning to the U.S. for employment and that may be interpreted as a desire toobtain H-1B or permanent resident status.
14 Reminders & Travel Updates OIE strongly recommends that you attend a travel seminar at the Slutzker Center for International Services prior to departing the U.S. since immigration regulations change frequentlyPlease submit copies of updated documents to OIE (e.g. new I-94 after travel, renewed passport, renewed visa)Be sure to keep all immigration documents together in a safe placeBe aware of immigration document expiration dates and plan ahead to have them renewed or updatedAdditional information on immigration issues is available on the OIE website: