Payment & Banking

International vendors have different structures and standards that should be considered in advance of payment due for goods and services. Aside from the basic logistics of different currencies, time zones, international banking regulations, international vendors may have requirements that may not align with standard operating procedures at the George Washington University (GW). For example:

  • At times, international vendor may expect payments to be made almost immediately.
  • International vendors may not be accustomed to working with U.S. payment forms. For example, International vendors may not be familiar with W-8 BEN form or other GW supplier registration forms.
  • International vendors may not be willing or able to accept credit card payments and if they do, they may charge extra.  

This section provides you information on P-Card usage, Reimbursement, Paying Vendors & Suppliers, as well as Currency & Exchange Rates.