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The first UTSA DACA student to study abroad: Carla Martinez shares her story

Photo by: Deborah Silliman Carla Martinez remembers the first English word she learned.

“Seven. Like 7-11,” she said. “I told myself, ‘OK, that’s easy to remember.’” 

She remembers sitting at her kitchen table with a dictionary, flipping through the pages, trying to figure out what every single word...

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Honorarium

Honoraria are payments made to a professional person for services where compensation is not legally or normally required. Any payment made to an NRA is reportable income to the IRS and subject to 30% federal tax withholding unless exempted by a tax treaty.


The NRA will need either an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or a Social Security Number (SSN)  to be able to be considered for tax treaty treatment. The individual will also need to file a tax return by April 15 of the following year.


Honorariums can be paid to the following visa types: B-1, B-2, WB, WT and J-1.

Additional information

Eligibility to receive an honorarium is not only determined by the visa type but also the 9-5-6 Test. In order to qualify under the 9-5-6 test a visitor can be present at UTSA for no longer than 9 days and have not accepted payment or expenses from more than 5 institutions in the previous 6 months.