Welcome! We're Glad You're Here!

Welcome to all F-1 and J-1 visa holders at Georgia Tech! Our mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for the large and diverse population of international students and scholars at Georgia Tech. We strive to create an environment where international students and scholars are able to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech through diverse cultural, educational and leadership opportunities. Our goal is to be the model in building and maintaining an international community in a campus environment with the aim to create lifelong global leaders.

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TELEPHONE: (404) 894-7475

EMAIL: info@oie.gatech.edu

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*No walk-ins on Wednesday through May 31, 2018.
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  • SEVP Portal Launch Coming Soon

    On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal. The portal is a tool that F-1 students on Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or STEM OPT can choose to use to report changes.
  • Changes to OIE Walk-in Advising, Effective Immediately!

    Due to significant changes to OIE’s International Student & Scholar staffing, International Student Advisors will not be available for walk-in advising on Wednesday afternoons (1pm- 4:30pm) effective immediately through the end of May.
  • USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms.
  • The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration

    On January 20, 2018, the federal government entered into a partial shutdown following Congress’s failure to reach an agreement to continue funding the federal government. Immigration processes are expected to be impacted by the shutdown.
  • SCOTUS Decision Authorizes the U.S. Government to Enforce Travel Restrictions

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) stayed preliminary injunctions that had partially blocked the (partial or full) travel restrictions on entry to the U.S.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Critical Updates

OIE Guidance
Guidance Regarding Travel, Immigration and Visas


Upcoming Events

  • Fri Aug 31

    OIE Photo Contest Deadline

    The deadline to apply for the OIE Photo Contest Deadline is August 31st, 2018.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-08-31T00:00:00-04:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00-04:00 America/New_York OIE Photo Contest Deadline The deadline to apply for the OIE Photo Contest Deadline is August 31st, 2018. Atlanta, GA