Faculty Travel

Travel resources, procedures, and policies for Stanford faculty

Inviting Foreign Visitors

Visitors are invited to Stanford from around the world to speak, collaborate and study. Immigration and tax regulations require advance planning to comply with these regulations when making payment to a foreign visitor. The type of visa on which the visitor enters, the type of activity to be performed and the type of payment to be requested must all be decided before inviting the visitor.

For helpful information and instructions for you and your administrator, see Policy Notes: Inviting and Paying Foreign Visitors in the Staff section of this web site, where you will find details on:

  • Compliance Issues
  • Visitor Categories
  • Visa Types
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Requesting Payment
  • Tax Information
  • How to Get Help
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