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Understand More About Employment Visas for your Staffing Needs

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Understand More About Employment Visas for your Staffing Needs

When hiring employees, within or outside of the Country, getting the right fit within your company is critical to having a good crew of hard-working employees.  The main issue with foreign workers is the employment visa process, availability and how they work.  Understanding the different kinds of visas can help you find the right match for what you're looking for in your staffing needs for the best final benefits.

H-2B Visa

The main employment visa is the H-2B visa.  It's intended for foreign employees who are needed to fill a role on a temporary basis.  This is a great option for those looking to find willing staff for a seasonal position or other short-term roles that US residents aren't interested in or able to apply for themselves.  This is the employment visa that is used for most companies and that's because it's understood as being the main and only option.  It isn't the best visa out there, but it is the best one for getting staffing needs taken care of properly and legally.

The Application Process

Those who are looking to apply for an employment visa will find that it's relatively simple.  Most visas, such as the H-2B visa, can take 6-7 months for it to be processed and the result to come back.  In order to apply for this, an employee will need to fill out the paperwork and submit passport details, a CV and/or resume, and any current visa information.

Human Resources Role

In order to put the H-2B visa into place, the important role of your Human Resource Dept is to make sure that everything is compliant and properly done.  In this case, you need to show that your company is in need of employees on a temporary basis.  This visa is strict in that it will only offer its authority to those who are wanting the visa for temporary employees.

Along with a letter of intent, HR will be responsible for making sure that there are no citizens applying for the job that could take on the position over someone foreign requiring an employment visa.  This is to ensure that equality is given among everyone applying for these same temporary positions. Similarly, applying for this kind of employment visa is intended as a one-time occurrence so that no one takes advantage of the system and everyone is able to get a fair chance.

Filing payroll can be a tricky job, but when you consider looking at something like the H-2B visa but makes sense knowing that you are getting capable, willing and qualifies workers for your staffing needs.  While the application can take while to come back, the effort can be worth it in the end when the result comes through.

Should you have any questions about the Visa process for your business, contact Valverde Law at (757) 422-8472 in Virginia Beach and we can help with the entire process to be sure your company stays legal and compliant.

About the Author

Hugo Valverde

Hugo's passion for immigration law stems from his own family's immigration experience. His father and mother came to the United States from Peru fleeing political persecution, and as he grew up, Hugo spent many summers in Peru. Hugo uses his experience growing up in an immigrant family and time a...


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