In order to pay a nonresident foreign visitor for services, the individual must enter the United States in a visa status that allows Calvin College to issue payment.
The matrix below provides guidance on whether Calvin can make a payment to a foreign visitor. Immigration law restricts these types of payments.
Please direct any questions regarding proper visa status to the Human Resources Office at least four months prior to arriving at Calvin College.
|Visa Status||Sponsoring Institution||Honoraria||Living Allowances, Stipends (Note 1)||Wages|
|U.S. Permanent Resident ("Green Card")||NA: Sponsor Not Required||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|B-1||NA: Sponsor Not Required||Yes: Individual must sign a statement attesting that his visit at Calvin will not exceed 9 days and he/she has not received more than 5 honoraria in last 6 months.||Yes||No|
|F-1||Sponsor: Not Calvin||No||No||No|
|F-1: Curricular/ Practical Training (See Note 2 Below)||Sponsor: Not Calvin||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|H-1||Sponsor: Not Calvin||No||No||No|
|J-1||Sponsor: Not Calvin||Yes: Requires a letter of authorization from institution that sponsored J-1.||Yes: Requires a letter of authorization from institution that sponsored J-1.||Yes: Requires a letter of authorization from institution that sponsored J-1.|
|TN (Canada, Mexico)||Sponsor: Not Calvin||No||No||No|
|WT/WB (Visa Waiver: No Visa Req)||NA: Sponsor Not Required||Yes: See requirements under B-1.||Yes||No|
|Other Visas||Sponsor: Not Calvin||Contact Financial Services PRIOR to making any agreements about payments.|