FREQUENT TYPES OF VISAS AND THAT WHICH IS ALLOWED

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					          FREQUENT TYPES OF VISAS AND THAT WHICH IS ALLOWED BY THE POLICIES OF THE UNIVERSITY
             OF PUERTO RICO, RIO PIEDRAS CAMPUS AND REGULATIONS CODES OF IMMIGRATION LAW


                                                                                                                     TO PROCESS ANY
                                                                                                                         PAYMENT:
 IMMIGRATION                                                                                                         REIMBURSEMENT,
                          DESCRIPTION                           HONORARIUM                    REIMBURSEMENT
   STATUS                                                                                                                ACADEMIC
                                                                                                                       HONORARIUM,
                                                                                                                      AMONG OTHERS
A-1/A-2           Diplomats and foreign                 No, restricted to the employer that   Yes                 Consult with the Office of
                  Government Officials                  hires                                                     Accounting and Pre-Audit
B-1               Visitor for Business, as defined in   Restrictions apply (see Policy)       Yes                 Read the UPR’s policy for
                  Immigration Code 8                                                                              payment of expenses,
                                                                                                                  reimbursement and
                                                                                                                  honorarium to foreigners
                                                                                                                  admitted with B-1 and other
                                                                                                                  visas
B-2               Visitor for Tourist                   No                                    Yes                 Read the UPR’s policy for
                                                                                                                  payment of expenses,
                                                                                                                  reimbursement and
                                                                                                                  honorarium to foreigners
                                                                                                                  admitted with B-1 and other
                                                                                                                  visas
F-1               Students                              Only on-campus, under condition       Yes, for specific   Consult with the Office of
                                                        of student in an academic             reasons             International and Exchange
                                                        program                                                   Students
                                                        Off campus with INS
                                                        authorization only( must be in                            Consult with the Office of
                                                        OPT or AT status)                                         Accounting and Human
                                                                                                                  Resources
F-2               F-1 dependent                         NEVER                                 NEVER
                                                                                                                             TO PROCESS ANY
                                                                                                                                PAYMENT:
 IMMIGRATION                                                                                                                 REIMBURSEMENT,
                             DESCRIPTION                           HONORARIUM                   REIMBURSEMENT
   STATUS                                                                                                                       ACADEMIC
                                                                                                                               HONORARIUM,
                                                                                                                              AMONG OTHERS
G-1/G-2 dependent   Employees of international             NO                                   YES
                    organizations
H-1B                Worker in a specialty occupation       Only from the authorized             Yes, from the              Consult with the IVAEP
                    who comes to work in a specific        employer                             institution who invited.   and the Office of Human
                    task in a specific area for a                                               No salary or academic      Resources
                    maximum period of 6 (six) years                                             honorarium
J-1                 Exchange visitors who are              Yes, with employer or sponsor        Yes, with RO               Consult with the IVAEP
                    students and scholars under            authorization that issued the DS-    authorization              and the Office of Human
                    consortiums, contracts; also post-     2019.                                                           Resources
                    doctoral, researchers and              Occasional lectures or activities
                    professors                             are allowed with the authorization
                                                           of the Responsible Officer of the
                                                           Program that issued the DS-2019
J-2                 Dependent of J-1                       Yes. Specific authorization is       Yes                        Consult with the IVAEP
                                                           needed from Immigration and
                                                           Naturalization Services
O-1                 Worker under classification of         Only from the employer               Yes                        Consult with the IVAEP
                    extraordinary abilities in the arts,   authorized by USCIS
                    education, sciences, business or
                    athletics
P-1                 Alien admitted as an athlete,          Only from the employer               Yes                        Consult with the IVAEP
                    whether as an individual or as         authorized by USCIS and those
                    part of a group; foreigner that        included in the I-129 petition
                    comes as part of an artistic group
P-2                 Alien that comes as an artist or as    Only from the organization or                                   Consult with the IVAEP
                    part of a group, whose activity is     employer petitioner
                    included in an reciprocal
                    exchange agreement
P-3                 Alien admitted as a cultural artist    Only from the employer or            Yes                        Consult with the IVAEP
                    that comes to teach, perform or        petitioner, or from employers
                    train under an exclusive cultural      included in the I-129 petition
                    program
                                                                                                           TO PROCESS ANY
                                                                                                               PAYMENT:
   IMMIGRATION                                                                                             REIMBURSEMENT,
                         DESCRIPTION                         HONORARIUM                 REIMBURSEMENT
     STATUS                                                                                                    ACADEMIC
                                                                                                             HONORARIUM,
                                                                                                            AMONG OTHERS
 WB              Alien admitted without a visa       Restrictions apply (see Policy).   Yes             Read the UPR’s policy for
                 under the Visa Waiver Program       Requires I-94 as evidence                          payment of expenses,
                 (VWP) with the classification of                                                       reimbursement and
                 “business”                                                                             honorarium to foreigners
                                                                                                        admitted with B-1 and other
                                                                                                        visas

 WT              Alien treated as B-2 (tourist)      No                                 Yes             Read the UPR’s policy for
                 admitted without a visa (VWP)                                                          payment of expenses,
                                                                                                        reimbursement and
                                                                                                        honorarium to foreigners
                                                                                                        admitted with B-1 and other
                                                                                                        visas
 TN              Used by Canadian and Mexican        Yes, with letter from the          Yes             Consult with IVAEP
                 citizens under NAFTA, who           employer that invites
                 come to work for 1 (one) year.
                 Canadians do not need a visa in
                 their passport. Nevertheless, are
                 issued Form I-94 upon entry for
                 work. If they will receive
                 honorarium or reimbursement,
                 they must present the letter of
                 invitation and make clear to the
                 US Immigration officer at the
                 port of entry that they want to
                 receive the B-1 notation on Form
                 I-94 in the passport’s visa page.


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