Hire and pay international contractors

You can pay contractors around the world right from Gusto—add your international contractors for free and pay them with only a small exchange fee(s). International contractor payments are supported in our "contractor-only" plan, but only after a domestic contractor has been added.

Here's how it works

  1. You add an international contractor and we'll invite them to finish their setup.
  2. Customize onboarding checklists for your international contractors.
  3. Your contractor self-onboards.
    • They'll enter their bank details and fill out US tax forms.
  4. Choose if you'd like to add them to a recurring payment schedule.
  5. You send payments—they'll be paid within 3 business days.
    • Exchange rates are shown in Gusto as you enter payments—a variety of factors go into the rate:
      • The amount of the payment
      • The rate(s) our partner banks offer
      • Additional fees
      • Any applicable markup.
    • Our total exchange rate(s) will differ from non-Gusto midmarket rates.

Check out the full country list and supported recipient currency for each in the first dropdown below.

Read the Important reminders in each of the subsequent dropdowns for more information about rate calculations, fees, the forms we support, and more.