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A Foreign National is a person who is not a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien. The UW welcomes Foreign Nationals.

For tax purposes, a Foreign National is generally a F-1 full-time student who has been in the US for less than five calendar years, or a J-1 teacher/researcher who has been in the US for two calendar years or less out of the last six calendar years.

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Work Authorization & Extending Work Authorization

Federal law requires that all new employees fill out USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification to document that they are authorized to work in the United States. It is unlawful for the University to knowingly employ a Foreign National not authorized to work in the United States.

Similarly, the University can only make payments to Foreign Nationals who are legally authorized to be in the United States.

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Foreign Nationals Payment & Tax Information

Learn about wage payments and taxes for Foreign Nationals and how to make changes in Workday.

Ensure that your Citizenship Status under Personal Information in Workday is accurate, so you receive proper tax forms.

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