This information is intended as a guide for supervisors and administrators hiring non-immigrant employees, including international students, scholars, and faculty. Non-immigrants are people who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents ("greencard holders").
New international hires must:
- Apply for a Social Security Number, if they don't have one.
- The employee may legally begin work without an SSN but will not receive a paycheck until the employer has one.
- Complete their I-9
- An SSN is not required to fill out the I-9. Instructions are provided on how to complete the I-9 while employer is waiting for an SSN to be issued.
- Complete Payroll and Tax Forms
The process for each step is different for non-immigrant employees than for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.