Many individuals go through a whole visa journey through business immigration to obtain U.S. permanent residence and eventual citizenship.
Many students on F-1 visas look for a business to sponsor them for a H-1B visa. The H-1B visa is a great way for employees to get to know employers. If the employer likes to keep the employee with the company, the employer could then sponsor the H-1B visa holder for permanent residence.
That process is known as PERM. Through PERM, the employer must follow a strict format of recruitment. If there is no U.S. worker eligible to do the job, the employer submits the recruitment efforts to the Department of Labor for certification. After obtaining labor certification, the employer can then petition the immigrant employee.
For individuals who do not have a college decree that qualifies them for a H-1B visa, other business visa options to consider include E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Investor visas. The E-1/E-2 can be obtained by individuals of certain member countries to perform business in the United States.
Alternatively, individuals who have their own businesses abroad and want to connect with a business in the U.S. may consider apply for the L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa.
There are sometimes creative solutions to helping someone accomplish their dreams of living and working in the United States.
Make an appointment with us today to explore what options best fit your particular life situation.