The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration

Following guidance from Georgia Tech Administration and the University System of Georgia, the Office of International Education has implemented its continuity of operations plan.  This plan moves OIE to email and other internet-based forms of communication until further notice.  When you have questions or require support, please email the following contacts:
    International Students and Scholars:
    Education Abroad:
    For all other inquiries, please refer to the staff list:

OIE remains committed to providing excellent service to all of our stakeholders.  We look forward to working with you virtually to continue supporting Tech's global mission. We appreciate your support and understanding as we and the rest of the world respond to the current public health crisis. 


The U.S. Federal Government stopped operating on Saturday, February 20, 2018, after a stopgap spending bill failed to pass. Congress will continue to meet to try to come to a funding agreement.

In the meantime, federal government offices that are not fee-funded or designated to continue operations because they offer security or other essential services will generally have to shut down and furlough most workers, until a deal is struck.

The immigration process is largely fee-funded or related to security operations, however, and so most immigration operations will continue except as described in this NAFSA article. 

For additional context, please visit USCIS website for news and alerts.