Change - Supplier setup request and supplier invoice request

February 10, 2021

A change is being implemented to improve paying and setting up international Yale University students as suppliers. Beginning Thursday, February 11, 2021, a direct link to the Foreign National Information System (FNIS) report will be added to both the Supplier Setup Request and Supplier Invoice Request forms. This change will allow departments to check and confirm that the student completed the FNIS application and that the document is current with the International Tax Department (ITD) when a supplier setup or supplier invoice request is submitted.   

As part of this new change, an email confirmation from the ITD will no longer be required. 

International Students and Scholars with Current Visa Sponsored by Yale University (FNIS list)

Information in this list is based on data submitted by international students and scholars via Foreign National Information System (FNIS), a software application administered by the Yale University International Tax Department. Individuals accessing this information understand their responsibilities to protect and use student data according the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Please follow these steps when requesting a supplier set-up and/or submitting an invoice request for an international student or scholar sponsored by Yale University:

  1. Search by individual’s last name and UPI
  2. If name/UPI appears on the list, write the student UPI and FNIS is on file with the International Tax Department” in the memo field when submitting the Invoice Request or in the justification field of a supplier request.

  3. If information does not appear on the list, additional follow up is necessary to update immigration information stored in FNIS.  Please email the International Tax Department ( including last, first name and UPI Number and indicate the payee is not included in the FNIS list.  The International Tax Department will follow up with the student/scholar to obtain and update current immigration information, if applicable.

Below is a screenshot of the report header for your reference. Please direct any questions to the Finance Support Center (FSC) at 203-432-5394 or email at

  • Last_Name    UPI
  • Yale  - 00006960
  • Harvard  - 00001452
  • Princeton  - 00009241