Visa ClassificationDescription of VisaUT EmploymentIndependent ContractorHonorariamUT Scholarship and FellowshipUW Prize or AwardTravel Reimbursement
B-1Visitor for BusinessNoNoYes with restrictions1NoNoYes
WBVisa Waiver for BusinessNoNoYes with restrictions1NoNoYes
B-2Visitor for TourismNoNoYes with restrictions2NoNoYes with restrictions2
WTVisa Waiver TouristNoNoYes with restrictions2NoNoYes with restrictions2
F-1

Sponsored by UT
StudentYesNoYes with restrictions3YesYesYes
F-1

Not Sponsored by UT
StudentYesNoYes with restrictions4YesYesYes
H1-B and O-1

Sponsored by UT
Temporary Worker in Specialty OccupationYes with restrictions4NoYes with restrictions5NoYesYes
H1-B and O-1

Not Sponsored by UT
Temporary Worker in Specialty OccupationNoNoNoNoNoYes
J-1 Scholar

Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Scholar)
YesYes with restrictions3Yes with restrictions3NoYesYes with restrictions3
J-1 Scholar

Not Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Scholar)
Yes with restrictions3Yes with restrictions4Yes with restrictions4NoYesYes with restrictions4
J-1 Student

Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Student)
YesNoYes with restrictions3YesYesYes with restrictions3
J-1 Student

Not Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Student)
Yes with restrictions4NoYes with restrictions4Yes with restrictions4Yes with restrictions4Yes with restrictions4
TN

Sponsored by UT
Trade NAFTAYesNoYes with restrictions5NoYesYes
TN

Not Sponsored by UT
Trade NAFTANoNoNoNoNoYes

Restrictions

1

Non-resident aliens must be engaged in usual academic activity or activities for nine days or less at UT and not have been paid or reimbursed by more than five other U.S. institutions or organizations during the preceding six months. Travel expenses may be reimbursed for a reasonable period of time beyond the nine days

 

2

Non-resident aliens must be engaged in usual academic activity or activities for nine days or less at UT and not have been paid or reimbursed by more than five other U.S. institutions or organizations during the preceding six months. If rule is exceeded, NRA cannot be paid honorarium or reimbursed for travel expenses.

 

3

Requires written authorization from International Education Office at UT campus.

 

4

Requires written authorization from International Education Office at sponsoring university.

 

5

Honorarium payment must be for work relevant to primary position at UT.