Policy: Academic Honorarium Payments to Short-term, Non-Immigrant Alien Visitors
|Date: 04/20/05||Policy ID: FIN-014||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Compliance and Immigration Services (UHR)|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer|
|Applies To:||Academic Division and the College at Wise.|
|Table of Contents:|| Policy Statement
|Reason for Policy:||
Provides guidance on honoraria payments and/or travel and incidental expenses reimbursements to short-term, nonimmigrant alien visitors to the University in order to comply with U.S. immigration and tax laws.
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Academic Activity or Activities (Usual): As defined by U.S. laws and regulations (8 CFR 214.8), includes but is not limited to lecturing, consulting, attending meetings, or otherwise sharing knowledge, experience, or skills in master classes, readings, and performances (when the audience is composed of non-paying students and/or open to the general public and general admission tickets to the public have not been sold).
Academic Honorarium: A gratuitous payment of money or other things of value to a person for the person’s participation in a usual academic activity or activities for which no fee is legally required (8 CFR 214.8).
Nonimmigrant Alien: An alien (foreign national) whose reason for coming to the U.S. involves a temporary stay that will end when its purpose has been accomplished.
Visa: A document that allows a nonimmigrant alien from a foreign country to travel to a U.S. port-of entry, and request permission of the U.S. immigration inspector to enter the U.S. Issuance of a visa does not guarantee entry to the U.S. The CBP Officer at the port-of-entry determines whether the nonimmigrant alien can be admitted and decides how long the nonimmigrant alien may stay for any particular visit.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Enables citizens of 36 participating countries meeting the Visa Waiver Program requirements to travel to the U. S. for business or tourism (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Nonimmigrant alien visitors cannot extend their stay.
The University will adhere to U.S. Immigration and Tax laws relative to payments made to short-term, nonimmigrant alien visitors. Departments requesting payments of honoraria and/or travel reimbursements for short-term, non-immigrant alien visitors should contact Compliance and Immigration Services if any questions arise as to compliance with these laws.
FIN- 012, Scholarship/Fellowship Payments to Foreign Nationals
|Major Category:||Finance and Business Operations|
|Category Cross Reference:|
|Next Scheduled Review:||04/20/14|
|Approved By, Date:||Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 04/20/05|
|Revision History:||Updated 6/30/11, 3/19/08.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):|