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Visas Types & Reference Sites

Visa Types-Most Common to UTSA

B-1 Visa for Visitor for Business Work Authorization is not required. Visitor is eligible to receive an Honorarium, with restrictions, and reimbursement for certain business related expenses.

B-2 Visa for Tourist (visitor for pleasure) Work Authorization is not required.  Visitor is eligible to receive an Honorarium, with restrictions, and reimbursement for certain business related expenses.

F-1 Visa for Students Work Authorization is required with certain restrictions. 

F-2 Visa for Dependents of Students Work Authorization is not allowed.

J-1 Visa for Exchange Visitor as a Student Work Authorization is allowed under specific circumstances. 

J-1 Visa for Exchange Visitor as a Scholar Work Authorization is sponsored by employer. 

J-1 Visa for Exchange Visitor as a Trainee, Researcher or Teacher   Work Authorization is sponsored by employer. 

H-1B Visa for Professionals Work Authorization is sponsored by employer. Visitor cannot work at any other employer. 

TN Visa for Trade NAFTA Work Authorization is sponsored by employer.  Used by Canadian citizen entering the USA under NAFTA provisions for specific temporary employment.

TD Visa for Trade NAFTA Work Authorization is not allowed.

WB Visa for Business traveler VISA to be used by Visitor entering the U.S. from a country included in the Visa Waiver Program. No Work Authorization is required.  Visitor is eligible to receive an Honorarium with restrictions, and reimbursement for travel expense and per diem.  Visa Waiver Pilot Program Countries, include Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Rep. Of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.   Canada is visa exempt.

External UTSA Reference Web Sites

Internal Revenue Service

Tax Treaties and Technical Explanations

Treasury Department Tax Policy Documents

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