International Students

An international student is a student on an F-1 or J-1 visa. International students must follow the rules and procedures for employment established by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and their sponsoring agencies.

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International students (non-US citizens or permanent residents) must follow the rules and procedures for employment established by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and their sponsoring agencies. This summary will help guide you through the process.

All student workers must have a valid Student Employment Card. Cards for foreign nationals are issued either by the student employment liaison if an I-9 is already on file or by Student Employment if an 1-9 needs to by completed.

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Employer

All student workers must have a valid Student Employment Card. Cards for foreign nationals are issued either by the student employment liaison if an I-9 is already on file or by Student Employent if an I-9 needs to be completed.

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International Student Pre-employment Checklists

Before beginning the process of completing the International Student Pre-employment Checklist, please determine if you are a new hire or a rehire.

A new hire is a student who has never worked for Rensselaer.

A rehire is a student who has previously worked and was paid by Rensselaer. These students have met with the Payroll Office or Student Employment and have completed their profile in GLACIER.

 

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Glacier - Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. government tax authority, requires Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to collect information from all non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent resident aliens to determine the appropriate rate of tax withholding and reporting for any payments that may be made to such individuals. 

For your convenience, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute allows you to provide the required information and complete the necessary forms via the Internet from any web-accessed computer using the GLACIER Online Tax Compliance System. The information and forms must be provided prior to any payment so that the correct tax withholding and reporting decisions are made; failure to do so may result in the maximum rate of tax withholding and/or delayed payment. Information provided to GLACIER is transmitted and stored securely and will only be used by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for purposes of tax withholding and reporting.

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International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS)

The office of International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS) offers a variety of programs and services for our international community of approximately 1,800 students and scholars. Their goal is to enhance the educational and personal experience of the international community and to assist students and scholars as they navigate through academic life in the United States.