Companies and employers want to bring workers or management to the U.S. to help improve our business capacities and to enhance the performance of our economy, providing profits for expansion and development of a multitude of businesses. To obtain these workers, rigorous attention must be paid to the preparation of the necessary forms and documentation for immigrant and nonimmigrant work visas, I-9 compliance and auditing, H1-B1s and H1B2s, training visas (J1/J2), investment-based visas, L-1 and L-2 visas transferring managers or key employees to new subsidiaries of foreign companies. Careful documentation is always required, and IBLF’s focus on business will ensure that your applications are fully supported with accurate business data. We will also help you with your planning and international fund transfers to support investment visas.
Business and employment-based visas are broadly “immigrant” or “nonimmigrant” visas. The “E” class of visas permits the holder to immediately pursue permanent resident status. The “H”, “J”, and “L” classes do not, though they can sometimes provide a vehicle to develop the contacts or business necessary for eventual permanent residence. It is important that a person examine his or her long-term goals in seeking to do business or to work in the United States.
E-1 is for Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Executives and Managers; E-2 Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business; EB-3 Skilled Workers and Professionals; EB-4 Special Immigrant Visas for Religious Workers; and EB-5 Investor/Employment Creation Visas.
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EB-5 Investment visas pose special challenges for the would-be immigrant. Not only must the investment funds be carefully screened, but the business project carefully chosen. IBLF can help evaluate and research the investment vehicle, and, if necessary, assist in the development of a viable business plan. We have helped investors from many different countries, and will design a strategy best suited to any particular investor. Click Here for further information on Investment Visas.
PERM – Permanent Worker Applications
The PERM process, which is the primary vehicle for permanent business related immigration where the foreign national has a sponsor, begins with a full evaluation of the job requirements, careful identification of the job categories, establishment of prevailing wage documentation, as well as assessment of the foreign worker’s skills and educational certifications. Maintaining the proper documentation and readiness for CIS audit procedures is a key to the successful worker visa application. Because of our business background, IBLF has the capacity to analyze and support creative business models that can be successful even when a particular job or job offer does not meet the standard expected requirements for Service approval.
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HIRING FOREIGN WORKERS – Temporary or Permanent Hires
Reasons Employers Hire Foreign Workers
Specialized knowledge and skills of a foreign worker is not available in the United States where the employer needs such work
An employee with temporary work authorization has put in many years working for an employer, and the employer wants to hire that employee permanently
An employer is seeking to market products or services overseas and needs an employee with the knowledge and skill to manage the marketing and logistics of such opportunities
An employer is engaged in a very competitive industry and wishes to hire a particular foreign worker who is renowned and unique in knowledge that will help the employer stay competitive
An employer has struggled to find employees for his business willing to work with the commitment and dedication that he needs to be successful, and the only workers available are those who do not have permanent legal status in the United States
Types of Employer-Need Visas
H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, or H-3 (Temporary Skilled or Unskilled Workers and Trainees)
O-1 or O-2 (Aliens with Extraordinary Ability and Their Assistants)
EB-2 Special Degree / Exceptional Ability / National Interest
Q-1 (International Cultural Exchange Visitors)
TN-1 or TN-2 (Canadians and Mexicans under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
P-1, P-2, or P-3 (Athletes and Entertainers)
R-1 (Religious Workers