The quality of teaching and research at Georgia Tech attracts visitors from around the globe. Many are distinguished professors and researchers who come to teach, collaborate, and consult. Others may be post-docs or students who come for training and conduct research.
Several campus offices work together to facilitate hosting our foreign national visitors:
- Office of General Counsel (OGC) Export Team
- Office of International Education (OIE)
- Office of Human Resources (OHR)
- Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
- Office of Information Technology (OIT)
- Research Security Department (RSD)
- Global Human Resources
All foreign visitors and guests who are not degree-seeking students enrolled at Georgia Tech must be reviewed and approved by OLA prior to receiving a letter of invitation and prior to issuance of I-20 or DS-2019 certificates.
To host a visitor, contact your HR partner. To identify the HR partner in your department, talk to your manager.
Georgia Tech's OHR and OIE will not process visa requests or invitation letters without verification that OLA has completed the export compliance review. Once approved, visiting scholars & guest should complete a Visiting Scholar Agreement and return it to the Office of General Counsel (OGC) Export Team.