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.
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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.
- TN (Trade NAFTA) for Canadians and Mexicans
The TN nonimmigrant visa classification is available for Canadian and Mexican citizens who are coming to the U.S. to engage in certain business activities.
- 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.)
- E-3 Australian 'Specialty Occupation' Professionals
The E-3 visa classification is available to Australian citizens seeking employment in a specialty occupation.