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What are the “Three Strikes” and how do they impact the International Student Employee?

Q. What are the “Three Strikes” and how do they impact the ISE?

A. The three strikes rule no longer applies to ISEs.  Each violation of the 20-hour rule will lead to termination of both the ISE’s employment and their SEVIS record.  To remain in status, the student must:

  • Obtain a new I-20 & pay the SEVIS fee again ($350);
  • Depart from the US;
  • Return on the new I-20;
  • Complete SEVIS check-in with ISSS; and
  • If continuing employment at WVU, they must reprocess for payroll with Tax Services.