I am a Russian Citizen living in the US on a student visa. I would like to work part time to supplement the income I receive from my parents, which is just below survival level. Is there anything I can do to get a work permit, green card or whatever in addition to my student visa so that I can make some money here?Thank you for your time.Maria
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Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
After one year of studies you can apply for up to 20 hours of on-campus employment and get permission from your international office for this work.
You cannot get a work permit unless you can show that your parents financial circumstances changed from the time they agreed to support your studies. They have to show their income statements to prove they make less money now and because of that you need a work permit. It does not sound like that is the situation for you but that you are finding out now how expensive it is to live here and need more money. That will not be a reason to get a work permit for off campus.
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