UTSA Policy

UTSA Policy

UTSA has specific policies guiding departments on the hiring and hosting of international scholars so that we stay in compliance with federal regulations. Learn about the requirements and necessary steps to hire or host an international scholar.

Visas

Visas

A guide to the most common visas used by internationals who plan to live, work, or study in the U.S., including the documentation needed to apply. Includes details on the maximum length of stay and allowed sources of compensation.

Paying Nonresident Employees

Paying Nonresident Employees

Instructions on how to pay international students and scholars. This section includes both short-term and long-term visitors. Learn the visa and financial requirements for departments who bring international visitors to campus.

Taxes

Taxes

International scholars may have unexpected tax implications in the United States. This section offers a quick tax primer of U.S. tax law, a timeline of deadlines, and handouts for internationals who are working or studying in the U.S.

Honoraria and Short-Term Visitor Reimbursement

Information on what you may or may not offer to short-term visiting scholars and lecturers. There are specific rules on payment based upon the visitor's visa type.

Guide to Available Visas

Unsure which visa would apply to your incoming scholar? This chart breaks down the basics on payment, length of stay and needed documentation.