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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Administrative Policy Statement

Payments to Foreign Nationals

(Approved by the Vice President for Finance and Facilities by authority of Administrative Order No. 9)

1.  Policy

The University of Washington is responsible for maintaining compliance with both the letter and the intent of all federal, state, and local laws when paying foreign nationals, including but not limited to:

  #1 Verifying that appropriate authorization and visa status is received in advance of any payment (see Foreign National Payments & Tax Withholding);

  #2 Verifying that the payment can be issued to foreign nationals in advance of their arrival (see the downloadable Payments That Can Be Issued to Foreign Nationals chart); and

  #3 As a withholding agent for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):

2.  Procedures for Payments to Foreign Nationals

Refer to the Making Payment to Foreign Nationals web page for detailed instructions on paying foreign nationals.

3.  Additional Information

For related information concerning foreign nationals, see the following web pages:

February 1997; August 18, 2015.