When you arrive in Atlanta, first check in with your supervisor and Human Resources (HR) representative. If you are employed by Emory you will be onboarded by your department, and they will follow the same procedures typically required of any employee.

Form I-9

If you're employed by Emory, you have to fill out an I-9 form within your first 3 days. Your department or HR will help you with this. Completing your I-9 >>


All new employees are screened through E-Verify, an online identity and immigration status verification system. HR will let you know if there are any problems getting E-Verify approval. E-Verify process >>

Tax issues

When you arrive or if you change your status, you should contact Emory's non-resident tax specialists and provide your name, country of citizenship, non-immigrant status, and contact information, and they will provide information about appropriate tax withholdings and any tax treaties that may apply to you.

Social security numbers

If you don't already have one, you'll need to apply for a social security number—but don't do this until you've been in the US for at least 10 business days. Social security info >>

Emory Card

If you're an Emory employee, you'll upload a photo for your Emory Card as part of your online orientation. Then you can pick up your Emory Card at the B. Jones Center. Emory Card info >>