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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Tax Information for Foreign Students and Scholars — Foreigners temporarily present in the United States as students, scholars, teachers, researchers, exchange visitors, and cultural exchange visitors are subject to special rules with respect to the taxation of their income. This web page contains extensive information on the rules and requirements for those individuals. 


Social Security Administration (SSA)

Social Security Number — Information on how and when you can obtain a Social Security Number. 


New in The United States, the State of Texas, and/or the Texas Medical Center?

Whichever the visa status category, you will benefit from learning the following information prior to coming to the United States and as you are joining UTHealth:

Visiting and living in Houston:

Click here for links to additional resources


Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS)

DPS Announced New Residency Requirements For Driver Licenses, Identification Cards, effective May 7, 2012.

All new applicants will also be required to present two acceptable documents containing the applicant’s name and address to establish proof of residency in the state of Texas.

To meet the residency requirement for an original identification card or driver license, an applicant must:

The 30-day requirement is waived for applicants who surrender a valid, unexpired out-of-state driver license, but two documents establishing proof of residency are still required.

For a complete list of acceptable residency documents and additional details, please visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/residencyReqNonCDL.htm.

For a complete list of identification requirements for a Texas Driver's License or identification card visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/identificationrequirements.htm

Applying for a Driver's License or a State Identification Card - SEVP Fact Sheet, as of 01-17-2012.


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                        o  Visitors to the United States

                        o  Student and Exchange Visitor Information Program: SEVIS I-901 Fee:

                                      https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/

Graduate Medical Education

 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates - ECFMG

 Association of American Medical Colleges – AAMC

 National Resident Match Program – NRMP

 Electronic Residency Application Service – ERAS

 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – ACGME

 American Board of Medical Specialties – ABMS

 Texas Medical Board – TMB

Internal Revenue Service

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Social Security Administration

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 Employment 

Texas Workforce Commission

Travel

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Transportation

 METRO: Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas