Visa options for human resources professionals

Visa options for human resources professionals

| Dec 23, 2019 | Immigration |

Each year, many international workers move to Florida and other parts of the U.S. to live and work with employment-based visas. People who want to work in the U.S. as human resources professionals might have a couple of options available to them. However, it may be more difficult to find human resources positions in the U.S. with employment visas since these types of jobs frequently have many U.S. applicants.

International human resources professionals might be able to secure L-1, H-1B, EB-2, or EB-3 visas. L-1 visas are meant for international workers who are transferring from overseas business locations to their employers’ locations in the U.S. H-1B visas are available to workers in certain specialty occupations. EB-2 visas are available to workers who have advanced degrees, and EB-3 visas are designed for skilled workers who hold bachelors’ degrees and at least two years of experience.

An issue with immigrating to the U.S. to work as a human resources professional is that sponsoring employers must be able to show that they have made efforts to find and hire U.S. workers for the positions and were unable to do so. Human resources careers are popular among many workers in the U.S., making it potentially more difficult for international workers to find sponsoring employers for these types of jobs.

International workers who have degrees in science, engineering, technology, or mathematics may want to explore options for employment-based immigration based on those degrees rather than human resources positions. People with STEM degrees may find it easier to find employers that are willing to sponsor them. Employers that wish to sponsor international workers and their foreign applicants may benefit from discussing their options with an experienced immigration law attorney. A lawyer may identify the types of visas that may be available and assist clients by gathering the needed evidence to support the petitions.