Visa Status

Visa Status

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 StatusSponsoring InstitutionHonorariaLiving 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 Sponsor: Calvin Yes Yes Yes
F-1: Curricular/ Practical Training (See Note 2 Below) Sponsor: Not Calvin Yes Yes Yes
  Sponsor: Calvin Yes Yes Yes
H-1 Sponsor: Not Calvin No No No
  Sponsor: Calvin Yes Yes Yes
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.
  Sponsor: Calvin Yes Yes Yes
TN (Canada, Mexico) Sponsor: Not Calvin No No No
  Sponsor: Calvin Yes Yes Yes
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.