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New Vendor / Payee Setup

Vendor Creation

In order to receive payments from Columbia, one must be set up as a vendor in our financial system. In order to create a vendor profile, please provide the department with the following:

  • W9 (If you are a US citizen)
  • W8, Passport & Visa (If you are a Non-US citizens)

Non-US Citizens, please confirm whether or not you are eligible to receive payment from Columbia University by visiting the following link:

Direct Deposit / Wire Transfer Set Up (Vendor Profile must be set up first)

  1. Visit
  2. Click Access Vendor/Payee Request Web Form
  3. Search for your profile by typing your name or vendor ID number and click submit
  4. Select the circle next to your profile and click edit
  5. Select Wire Funds or Direct deposit  from the drop down menu
  6. Type in reason for modification and submit (ex. Foreign payment, preference, etc)
  7. You will then receive an email with a link and a username and password to login and provide your banking information. If you are requesting wire funds, you be prompted to complete, sign, scan, and upload the wire transfer template:


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