Citi - Int'l student got offer but contract says "unrestricted authorization needed"

So i got an offer for Citi SA 2019 last September for the NYC office. I'm an int'l student studying in the US, and clicked the "will need sponsorship in the future" button on the application back when I applied. However when I got the contract it states that I "must have unrestricted authorization now or in the future", which I do not have as a international student. I contacted an associate (alum) who recruited me - he said he spoke to HR and that it will not be an issue.

Fast forward to March 2019, I'm starting to think about that again and realized I probably should have gotten that written in contract rather than just a confirmation over text. I'm worried that HR might just pull the offer right before a start or will not consider me for a return offer.

Any other international students working at Citi this summer? Any of you have the same line in the contract? Not sure if I should talk to HR about this to make sure everything is fine or if I should just do nothing.

This is pretty urgent as I am about to pay for summer housing and don't want to pay for it if my offer gets pulled. Thanks.

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Mar 14, 2019

this is for S&T by the way

Mar 14, 2019

Yeah, you should contact HR now and get that cleared up -- can't see how delaying this can be helpful.

Mar 14, 2019

yup will do that

Mar 14, 2019

anyone else?

Mar 14, 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

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Mar 15, 2019

You're good. I know a girl international student that's at Citi S&T last year as SA and got offer for full time. There's always a chance that your work visa may be decline but Citi does a pretty good job at it. From what I heard they only sponsor target schools.

Mar 15, 2019

Do they only sponsor targets for IB as well? Or it's just a matter of capability?

Mar 14, 2019
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