Payroll Services

Visa Exemptions

Contact the Office of International Programs 509-335-4508, to determine the appropriate immigration status required and other factors to consider before making arrangements to invite your foreign visitor to Washington State University. Payments for independent contractor services, independent contractor or lecturers, and travel or expense reimbursements may be made as follows:

Immigration Status Description Independent Contractor or Lecturer Payments Travel Reimbursement
A-1 Diplomats & foreign government officials YES YES
B-1 Business Visitors NO YES
F-1 Students YES YES
F-2 Dependent of Spouse of F-1 NO NO
G-1 Employees of International Organization YES YES
H-1A Nurses NO YES
H-1B Professionals NO YES
J-1 Exchange visitors including students, scholars, and trainees. YES YES
J-2 Dependents of Spouses of Exchange Visitors NO NO
M-1 Vocational Students YES YES
Q-1 International Cultural Exchange YES YES
WB* Alien treated as B-1 visitor [for payment purposes] admitted without visa under Visa Waiver Program. NO YES
WT* Alien treated as B-2 visitor [for payment purposes] admitted without visa under Visa Waiver Program. NO NO
TN (Used by Canadian and Mexican residents under NAFTA. A TN status is issued in lieu of a H-1 visa, or other work authorized status, and holder may receive compensation as an employee and as an independent contractor. Travel expense reimbursements may be paid.) NO YES
TD (Used by Canadian and Mexican residents under NAFTA. Dependents of a TN holder. A TD is similar to a B-2 visa [for payment purposes].) NO NO
 
 
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