_____ 1. Prior to projected date of arrival, contact the
International Students Office to determine what is necessary to assure that
immigration regulations are satisfied.
____ 2. Prior to arrival at Smith College , have your foreign visitor complete a Form W-8BEN and
a Foreign National Information Form (FNIF).
____ 3. Confirm your foreign visitor has a valid
U.S. Social Security number or U.S.
tax identification number. Expenses
for which your foreign visitor can supply original receipts are not subject
to the 30% withholding tax. Taxable
expenses require that the individual obtain a U.S.
____ 4. If your foreign visitor does not have a U.S.
Social Security number or U.S. individual tax identification number, he/she may try
to obtain one from abroad or while here.
____ 5. When your foreign visitor arrives, make a
photocopy of his/her Form I-94, passport and visa page(if
____ 6. Forward all documents to the Accounts
Payable Office at least 10 business days before payment is required. Include
the name of a contact person within that department to whom questions can be