Digging Deeper:

No regular work for border commuter students



Border commuter students are not authorized to accept any employment in connection with his or her F-1 student status, except for CPT or post-completion OPT.83  F-1 border commuter students are citizens of Canada or Mexico, who enroll part-time in school located within 75 miles of a U.S. border and maintain residence in their own country.84

  • 83. 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(18)(iv).
  • 84. 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(18). This exception does not apply to Canadians and Mexicans who reside in the U.S. or enroll in school full time.