Tips for Finding a Sponsor Employer for a Temporary U.S. Work Visa

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Tips for Finding a Sponsor Employer for a Temporary U.S. Work Visa

Getting a visa to enter the United States to work is not easy. There are many reasons why this is the case, and one of them is simply unable to satisfy the strict and often difficult to satisfy requirements to obtain work visas. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we have experienced employment immigration lawyers who help employers in the Chicago area to obtain work visas for their prospective non-citizen foreign workers.

However, it is important to know not everyone qualifies to get a temporary U.S. work visa; rather, only those who meet certain requirements do. You may be talented in your field and have what anyone would consider solid academic qualifications and experience, but that alone cannot earn you a nonimmigrant (temporary) work visa for the United States. You and your prospective employer must do a lot more to meet the requirements of an elaborate and sophisticated labyrinth of rules and regulations that must be followed and complied with before a foreign worker is given a US work visa.

How Can You Improve Your Chances of Getting a Nonimmigrant Visa?

If you are outside the United States and wish to obtain a temporary US work visa, or if you are in the US on a valid visa and have not otherwise violated your immigration status, there are things you can do to make it easier for you to apply and obtain a temporary nonimmigrant visa. Some of the things you can do to make it easier to obtain a nonimmigrant visa include:

  • Identify Where There Are Great US Workforce Needs. There are always going to be employers looking for workers even when U.S. unemployment levels are through the roof. If these employers cannot find workers in the United States, hiring foreign workers is an option they would pursue and do pursue, but you will have to do your homework to find these employers. Such employers may even be willing to help a foreign worker to obtain a nonimmigrant visa to work for them in the United States.
  • Look for American Employers with Experience Recruiting Foreign Workers. An employer with a history of recruiting and hiring foreign workers is more likely to hire you as a foreign worker than one who has little or none. Most employers don’t even bother hiring foreign workers because they are turned off by what they believe to be a complicated and costly exercise, but you can persuade them to go for it, especially if you have good qualifications.
  • Social Media and Online Job Search. You should follow employers on social media who are in your general area of interest. Some of these employers announce vacancies on their social media accounts. You should also utilize online job databases where employers post their open positions or look through those databases to find workers fitting what they are looking for.

If you need help obtaining a nonimmigrant and are in the Chicago area, contact us today and schedule a confidential consultation. We are based in Chicago but also offer our services in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.