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Legal Presence

  • Establishing a Legal Presence
    • Legal Presence varies by country.
    • Activities such as opening a bank account, hiring, and leasing space may require legal presence. Extended length of stay may trigger the definition as having a presence.  Some countries use the greater than 183 days, however registration and legal requirements vary by country.  This process may take time, so it is important to factor this into your proposal with proper planning and budgeting.
    • It is important to involve Global Support to assist in helping you identify any potential costs. These costs must be considered when submitting your budget for a given activity aboard.
    • Hiring Abroad
    • Export Controls
    • Advances

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Procurement

  • Purchasing Abroad
    • When making purchases abroad, consider:
      • How the goods or materials will be transported either to the U.S. or between foreign sites
      • Methods of payment
      • Currency conversion
      • Transacting in a foreign language
      • Export controls
      • Role of a customs broker
  • Preproposal Checklist for Global Programs

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Tax

  • Importance of Tax Treaties
    • Tax Treaty Benefits
    • A tax treaty is negotiated between the U.S. Department of Treasury and an individual country. The purpose is to reduce double taxation on residents of the particular country. Each treaty is different and each includes different exemptions. If a foreign national qualifies for an exemption because of a tax treaty benefit, little or no withholding will be taken from a payment. The foreign national must have a tax identification number to claim the benefit. See the IRS Publication 515  for more information about which countries have treaties with the U.S.
    • There will be more information to place here with input from Trent Watkins

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Travel

  • Passport/Visa Requirements
    • Check your passport. Does it need to be renewed? If you do not have a passport, apply now.  Check the visa requirements for each country you are visiting to see if you need a visa to enter that country. Each country is specific regarding these requirements.
  • Immunization Requirements
    • Make an appointment with the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) to determine any immunizations that may be needed. This service through PUSH is available to any staff, staff spouse, student, student spouse or anyone going on a Purdue University sponsored trip, 17 years old or older, is eligible for service. For more information see http://www.purdue.edu/push/medicalservices/aic/immunizations.shtml
    • For general country specific immunizations see the CDC website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
  • Cell Phone and Data
    • Before you travel determine what you need in terms of cellphone, text, and data plan usage.
    • Purchase an International calling, messengering, and/or data plan. Otherwise you may find yourself with charges that add up very quickly. The charges vary by country.
    • Remember to cancel the international plan upon your return.

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Financial Considerations

  • Opening a Bank account outside of the U.S.A.
    • If you need to open a bank account outside of the U.S.A., please contact Treasury operations for assistance.
  • International Wire transfer
    • Contact Treasury Operations if you need a wire transfer
  • Advances
  • Cash
    • Cash advances for Travel are issued using the Travel Card up to $500 per month. If you will require more than that amount please contact Payroll Services. They will direct to the proper form for processing and approval.

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Human Resources

  • Hiring
  • Third Party Nationals/Local

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Research

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Restricted Activities

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University Offices

  • Legal
  • Tax
  • Travel
  • Health
  • ITAP (Technical Information Services)

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Country Information

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