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Definitions

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.

For immigration purposes, a Foreign National is a person who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the US who has been admitted on a visa for a temporary stay that will end when the purpose of that stay has been met.

Glossary of terms pertaining to UW Global Operations Support