Various immigration statuses permit employment but do not require Georgia Tech sponsorship. An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), issued to a foreign national (FN) individual, grants the individual temporary work authorization.
Although GT sponsorship is not required, Global HR has implemented a process to ensure not only institutional compliance, but also to monitor work authorization and provide necessary guidance.
The hiring department must complete the Hiring & Hosting Eligibility Determination e-forms prior to extending an employment offer to the foreign national. Global HR will provide further guidance after the Hiring and Hosting Eligibility Determination process is complete.
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Maintaining Status/Employer Compliance
Changes in/Loss of Employment
All changes in employment for an F-1 OPT employee must be reported to Global HR before the change occurs. The employing department should complete the Notification of Termination or Resignation e-form in iStart.
Extension of Status or New Immigration Status
Employee Responsibilities: When an extension of status or a new immigration status is obtained, the employee must complete the Immigration Document Update e-form in iStart. Upon review, the employee will be advised of further required actions including updating Form I-9 and GLACIER.