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.
- 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.