Non-Resident Alien

Non Resident Alien Employees


This policy covers faculty and staff who are Non Resident Aliens or Foreign Nationals. The employee's tax status depends upon various immigration information. The information is provided by the employee electronically under the College's Foreign National Information System (FNIS).

FNIS is a system used to gather visa and other various information. The individual will log into the system over the web based upon a user name and password provided by the Controller's Office and submit it for review. Based upon the information provided, the system will determine the tax status.

Information on the FNIS system must be updated annually to verify tax status each year.


The Human Resource office should notify Dotti Koulalis in the Controller's Office when a new employee who is a non resident alien or foreign national is hired.

The Controller's Office will forward a user name and password for the employee to log into the web under FNIS and complete the required information. After the information has been received, FNIS will determine the tax status of the employee The appropriate tax forms will be printed and forwarded to the employee for signature. The signed tax forms should be returned to the Controller's Office so that the employee may be set up to be paid.

This process will be repeated in December of each year so that the tax status may be confirmed on an annual basis.