Non-Immigrant Classifications

Global HR is solely responsible for processing and filing nonimmigrant visa petitions; private attorneys are not authorized to perform this work on behalf of the Institute. The employing GT department must initiate all requests for a nonimmigrant petition using iStart.

Non-Immigrant 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:

Non-Immigrant Visitor Category

  • B-1 (or VWB) Visitor for Business
    The B-1 visa classification may be used by a scholar coming to the United States for a temporary stay (generally up to six months) to participate in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions or conferences, or to undertake independent research. A B-1 visa holder may have a non-salaried academic appointment at GT. B-1s who are appointed to the academic staff or sponsored research staff must register at Global HR.

    The authorized administrator should contact Global HR prior to beginning the process for advice on the appropriateness of this classification for a given scholar and for instructions on the GT letter of invitation and related procedures. 
    More About B-1s & VBWs
    US Department of State Business Visa Guidelines