Office of Global Engagement

Telephone: 706-542-2900

Click here for our recently updated FAQ Regarding Immigration Status and Services at UGA

Please note: In order to best serve our students and scholars during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration Services will continue to mail documents through fall semester to reduce in-person office visits. See here for more information.

  • Departmental Visa Information Listserv +

    Immigration Services has a UGA listserv specifically for information and updates appropriate to sponsoring international scholars, faculty, or staff for nonimmigrant or immigrant visas. VISAINFO-L is set to send from Immigration Services only important updates to departments; Our immediate goal is to be able to update you in a timely fashion with important information pertaining to international sponsorships, relevant government regulations and Immigration Services processing and requirements. 

    We strongly urge you, or the appropriate contact in your office, to subscribe to this list.

    To subscribe, go to the UGA listserv site at:

    1. Search for the list: VISAINFO-L
    2. Click on “Join or leave the list”
    3. Enter your email address and your full name
    4. Click on the button “Join the list” at the bottom of the page
  • International Scholar / Faculty caseload division +

    Please find the immigration scholar / faculty advisor assigned to your College or School: Scholar-Faculty Caseload Division

  • Departmental Visa Sponsorship Costs +

    To better serve the University Colleges and Schools, Departments, and international visitors to our campus, standard practices have been developed to ensure the success of each short-term, ad-hoc, or educational non-degree program involving non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents hosted by the University.

    University of Georgia International Ad-hoc Program Proposal Process

    Please visit our page for information about visa sponsorship costs.

    Immigration Services and Government Fees  


  • J-1 vs H-1B Comparison +

    Please see this link for a chart comparing the J-1 and H-1B visa types: J-1 vs H-1B