Eligibility for Payments/Salary by Columbia University

Based on DHS and IRS Guidelines

IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM

SALARY

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

PER DIEM
 
A-1, A-2, A-3

NO

NO

NO

NO
Dependents of A-1, A-2, A-3 with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

NO
B-1

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-1 in Lieu of H-1B

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-1 in Lieu of H-3

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-1 Entertainer

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-1 Servants

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-1 Servants with work authorization

YES *

NO

YES*

NO
B-2

YES *

NO

YES*

NO

IMMIGRATION STATUS

 HONORARIUM

 SALARY

 EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

 PER DIEM
C-1, C-2, C-3

NO

NO

NO

NO
D-1, D-2

NO

NO

NO

NO
E-1/E-2

NO

NO

NO

NO
E-1/E-2 dependents with work authorization  NO YES YES NO
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
G-1, G-3, G-4

NO

NO

NO

NO
G-1, G-3, G-4 dependents with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES

IMMIGRATION STATUS 

  HONORARIUM

 SALARY

  EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

  PER DIEM
H-1A Columbia is petitioner

NO

YES

YES

NO
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

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

IMMIGRATION STATUS  

 HONORARIUM

SALARY  

 EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT 

 PER DIEM
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
M-1, M-2, M-3

NO

NO

NO

NO
N-8, N-9

NO

NO

NO

NO
NATO

 NO

 NO

NO 

 NO
O-1, O-2 Columbia is petitioner

NO

YES

YES

NO
O-1, O-2 Columbia is not petitioner

NO

NO

NO

NO
O-3

NO

NO

NO

NO
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
Q-1, Q-2, Q-3

NO

NO

NO

NO
R-1, R-2

NO

NO

NO

NO
S-1, S-2 with work authorization

NO

YES

YES

NO

 IMMIGRATION STATUS

HONORARIUM 

 SALARY

 EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

 PER DIEM
T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 with work authorization

NO

YES

YES

NO
T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 without work authorization

NO

NO

NO

NO
TN Columbia is sponsor

NO

YES

YES

NO
TN Columbia is not sponsor

NO

NO

NO

NO
U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 with work authorization

NO

YES

YES

NO
U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 without work authorization

NO

NO

NO

NO
V-1, V-2, V-3 with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES
V-1, V-2, V-3 without work authorization

NO

NO

NO

NO
W-B

YES *

NO

YES *

NO
W-T

YES *

NO

YES *

NO
Pending Immigrant with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES
Pending Immigrant without work authorization

NO

NO

NO

NO
Pending Temporary Residents, & Pending Asylees with work authorization

YES

YES

YES

YES
Pending Temporary Residents, & Pending Asylees without work authorization

NO

NO

NO

NO
Refugees, Temporary Residents, & Asylees

NO

YES

YES

NO

* 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.

 


Last Reviewed: 20 December 2013 Last modified: 20 December 2013
Columbia University International Students and Scholars Office