Nonimmigrant Faculty & Researchers

Global HR is responsible for processing and filing nonimmigrant petitions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The appropriate immigration status for a foreign national employee is determined by Global HR after the hiring department completes the Visa Type Questionnaire in iStart.

 

Nonimmigrant Employment Categories

Global Human Resources at Georgia Tech oversees the processing of the following nonimmigrant visa categories filed on behalf of the Institute for qualified employees:

  • H-1B Temporary Workers
    The H-1B visa classification is for individuals who perform services in specialty occupations.
  • O-1 Alien Workers of Extraordinary Ability
    The O-1 visa classification is a temporary, nonimmigrant category for individuals with an extraordinary ability or achievement in their field (arts, sciences, business, athletics, and education.)