Allowable Payments by Visa Type

Eligibility for Payments/Salary by Columbia University

Based On DHS and IRS Guidelines

 

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

B-1

YES *

NO

YES*

NO

B-2

YES *

NO

YES*

NO

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

E-3 Columbia is petitioner

 NO

YES

YES

NO

E-3 Columbia is NOT petitioner

 NO

NO

YES

NO

F-1 with Columbia's sponsorship

YES but not during academic year

Up to 20 hours/week during term & full time during vacations

YES

YES but not during academic year

F-1 not with Columbia sponsorship

NO

NO

YES

NO

F-1 not with Columbia but with work authorization

YES but not during academic year

YES

YES

YES but not during academic year

F-2

NO

NO

NO

NO

F-3

 NO

NO

NO

NO

H-1A Columbia is petitioner

NO

YES

YES

YES

H-1A Columbia is not petitioner

NO

NO

NO

NO

H-1B Columbia is petitioner

NO

YES

YES

NO

H-1B Columbia is not petitioner

NO

NO

YES

NO

H-2, H-3, H-4

NO

NO

NO

NO

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

 I

 NO

 NO

 NO

 NO

J-1 Student category on Columbia's sponsorship

YES

Up to 20 hours/week during term & full time during vacations

YES

YES

J-1 Student category not on Columbia's sponsorship

NO

NO

NO

NO

J-1 Student category not on Columbia's sponsorship with work authorization

NO

YES

YES

NO

J-1 Researcher, Professor category on Columbia's sponsorship with Columbia University appointment

YES

YES

YES

YES

J-1 Researcher, Professor category on Columbia's sponsorship with Visiting Scholar or Visiting Scientist courtesy designation

YES

NO

YES

YES

J-1 Researcher, Professor category not on Columbia's sponsorship

NO

NO

NO

NO

J-1 Researcher, Professor category not on Columbia's sponsorship with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES

J-2

NO

NO

YES

YES

J-2 with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES

K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4 without work authorization

 NO

 NO

NO 

 NO

K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4 with work authorization

NO

 YES

 YES

NO

L-1

NO

NO

NO

NO

L-2 with work authorization

 YES

 YES

YES

YES

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

O-1, O-2 Columbia is petitionerNOYESYESNO
O-1, O-2 Columbia is not petitionerNONONONO

P-1 Columbia is petitioner

NO

YES

YES

NO

P-1, P-2, P-3 Columbia is not petitioner

NO

NO

NO

NO

P-4

NO

NO

NO

NO

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

TN Columbia is sponsor

NO

YES

YES

NO

TN Columbia is not sponsor

NO

NO

NO

NO

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IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM

W-B

YES *

NO

YES *

NO

W-T

YES *

NO

YES *

NO

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* If engaged in an academic activity lasting no more than 9 days at Columbia and the person has not received payments from more than 5 other institutions in a 6 month period.

 

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