Payments to Non-Resident Aliens


All International employees are required to complete the UGA Tax Information Form for Internationals which is part of the online orientation ( The completed form must be submitted to the International Tax Coordinator along with immigration documents, passport, I-94 card and visa. The International Tax Coordinator will perform a tax analysis and will provide the appropriate payroll withholding forms to the employee for review and signature. All employment income is subject to federal and state withholding. Several countries have tax treaties with the US that allow a portion of the employment income to be exempt from taxes. If applicable, this benefit will be offered only after a tax analysis has been performed and the employee has obtained a social security number.

All foreign nationals must have the proper work authorization from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Students in F1 and J1 status may be eligible for employment and are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session and full-time during holidays or school vacation periods, provided the student intends to enroll full-time during the academic term following the vacation period. Persons in J1 non-student status are eligible for full-time employment.

For more information regarding working in the US:

The employee should notify the International Tax Coordinator of the following:
red triangle Extension of immigration form
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