Providing immigration legal services to businesses and families in New Jersey for over 50 years.

Assisting Employers With Work Authorization Needs

Securing visas for workers is a hugely important task for businesses of all sizes that recruit talent overseas. Visas ensure your people can work for your company and reside in the U.S. while they do the work that keeps your business moving. Obtaining visas, however, is not always simple.

At my firm, Edwin R. Rubin, Attorney at Law, I provide a great deal of insight and guidance to companies – and families – who have legal needs. This includes a host of visa applications for workers and visitors to the United States. Clients across East Brunswick and all of New Jersey turn to me for my reputation in thorough, complete work.

What Kind Of Visa Do You Need?

The list of U.S. visas is extremely long, and the types of visas available to for those visiting or temporarily working in the country can be surprisingly specific. There are allowances for visas for people with the following vocations:

  • Skilled workers
  • Artists
  • Investors
  • Athletes
  • Clergy-people
  • Entertainers
  • Reporters

There also are visas available for the families of all these groups and for people who simply wish to visit the U.S. The requirements for each of these visas are variable and highly specific, but I can help you with any of these to get you to the next stage.

Visas For Skilled Workers

Some types of U.S. visas are specifically for skilled workers. These are the visas that your company will most likely be seeking for foreign talent. Among these are:

  • H-1B visas: H-1B visas allow employers to bring skilled workers – those who have at least a bachelor’s degree – to the U.S.
  • I visas: I visas allow employers to bring members of the foreign media to work in the U.S.
  • L visas: L visas are temporary visas designed for managers and executives (and some specialized workers) who will be working temporarily in the U.S.

While these are the most common foreign visas for skilled workers, others exist. Consulting an employment immigration attorney can offer clarity around which visas your workers need.

Factors To Consider When Hiring Foreign Workers

Foreign workers can provide significant value to U.S. employers. However, it is important for your business to keep these factors in mind before hiring or sponsoring them:

  1. Professional background: Any worker you hire or sponsor must have the experience, qualifications and skills to succeed in their job. If the position requires a specific degree or certificate, you must verify they have these as well.
  2. Personal background: For a foreign worker to succeed in the U.S., they must be a good cultural fit. Ensuring a candidate’s background and working style mesh with the values and culture of your company is vital.
  3. English proficiency: Language barriers can make communication and teamwork difficult. Prioritizing candidates who speak English fluently is in the best interest of your business.
  4. Legal requirements: Employers must take certain steps when obtaining visas for employees. Staying in compliance with these regulations and procedures is critical, and an employment immigration lawyer can help you understand the rules you must follow in your situation.
  5. Expenses: Your business must consider the expenses involved in hiring foreign workers, including legal fees, relocation costs and training costs, before bringing them to the U.S.

If you have questions or concerns about any of these factors, seek the guidance of an employment based immigration lawyer.

The Visa Process

At times, it can feel like the visa and immigration process in the U.S. is intentionally filled with red tape and complexity. Once you’ve completed your application packet, you may have to have follow-up interviews or even hearings.

When you work with me, in every interaction with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS), I will be with you. I will answer your questions and defend your application and your needs against the difficulties. I will be your advocate and take the necessary steps to give you every opportunity for a successful outcome.

Meet With A Work Immigration Attorney To Discuss Your Visa Needs

Whether you are a company seeking to expand your workforce or a current worker seeking to bring your family to you, I can help. Call my office at 973-685-6056 or send an email to schedule your first meeting.

When we talk, I will discuss all your options and several strategies for moving forward. I’m ready to get to work for you.