Payroll Services Visa Exemptions

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
DescriptionIndependent
Contractor or Lecturer Payments
Travel
Reimbursement
A-1Diplomats & foreign government officialsYESYES
B-1Business VisitorsNOYES
F-1StudentsYESYES
F-2Dependent
of Spouse of F-1
NONO
G-1Employees
of International Organization
YESYES
H-1ANursesNOYES
H-1BProfessionalsNOYES
J-1Exchange
visitors including students, scholars, and trainees.
YESYES
J-2Dependents of Spouses of Exchange VisitorsNONO
M-1Vocational
Students
YESYES
Q-1International
Cultural Exchange
YESYES
WB*Alien
treated as B-1 visitor [for payment purposes] admitted without visa
under Visa Waiver Program.
NOYES
WT*Alien
treated as B-2 visitor [for payment purposes] admitted without visa
under Visa Waiver Program.
NONO
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.)NOYES
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].)NONO