Reimbursement of Expenses

The United States Government recognizes the value of short-term academic exchanges and permits international scholars entering the U.S. in "business" or "tourist" visa classifications to receive reimbursement of expenses and payment of honoraria for "usual academic activities". Reimbursement for travel and reasonable incidental expenses, such as accommodations and meals, are also permitted under the same conditions.

Basic Requirements

  • You must be present in the U.S. in visitor visa status (B-1/B-2, WB or WT) per the notation on your Form I-94. Canadians who cross the border without obtaining Form I-94 are presumed to have been admitted in B-1/B-2 visitor status.
  • The academic activities at UNH for which you wish to receive reimbursement or honoraria must not exceed nine days.
  • During the six month period immediately prior to your visit to UNH, you have not accepted reimbursements from more than five other institutions in the U.S. while in "B" visitor visa status.

If you believe that you cannot meet one or more of these requirements, please contact your UNH host department before you arrive on campus.