The Office of International Education supports all international students at Rider. To better serve our international students we have created the following forms to increase our capacity to meet your needs in a timely manner.
If you wish to make an appointment, please complete the Meeting Request form indicating your needs are and bring it to the Office of International Education. The Office is located in the Bart Luedeke Center, Suite 124. You may also fax the form to (609) 896-7748.
Understanding the immigration rules and keeping your immigration papers in order in a new country can be a challenge. To make the transition easier, the Office of International Education assists international students regarding visa, nonimmigrant status, work authorization, travel instructions for entering or leaving the U.S., school transfers, extension of stay, change of nonimmigrant status, reinstatement, Social Security, and any other procedural matters concerning international students.
How To Maintain F-1/J-1 Status
- Keep your passport valid at all times. Passports should always be valid for at least six months beyond your planned stay in the US.
- Maintain full-time enrollment at all times.
- Undergraduate: 12 credits each semester (fall/spring)
- Graduate: 9 credits each semester (fall/spring)
- Keep your I-20/DS-2019 valid at all times. Do not let it expire. Please check with OIE at least one semester before your program end date on the document.
- Follow proper procedures for transfer, change of degree level, and program extension. Consult with the Director of International Education for help with these procedures.
- Do not work off-campus without authorization. Please check with OIE before engaging in any employment, on or off campus. (You may work on-campus no more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.)
- Apply for a Social Security Card in person in Trenton as soon as you have a work offer on campus. You will not get paid until you have received a Social Security Card.
International students in J-1 status are responsible for maintaining J-1 status in accordance with the rules set by the United States Information Agency and your Designated Program Sponsor.