_____ 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. If he/she doesn't have one, he/she must obtain or
apply for one before payment will be issued.
____ 4. If your foreign visitor does not have a U.S.
Social Security number or U.S.
tax identification number, he/she may try to obtain one abroad or while here.
____ 5. If your foreign visitor is from a tax treaty
country, he/she may complete Form 8233 to take advantage of the treaty.
Otherwise he/she will be subject to a 30% withholding tax. He/she must have a U.S. social security number or U.S.
taxpayer identification number before completing treaty forms.
____ 6. When your foreign visitor arrives, make a
photocopy of his/her Form I-94, passport and visa page (if applicable).
____ 7. 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