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.
  • 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.)