Illinois businesses that are trying to advance and improve in a competitive environment will look everywhere for employees that can help them. That includes hiring well-qualified immigrants. Since Immigration is such a controversial topic in today’s atmosphere, it is imperative to understand the options with employment-based immigrant visas.
The second preference category applies to businesses that want to hire people with an advanced degree that fits in with their structure. It also applies to those who are categorized as having “exceptional ability.” Known as Employee Second Preference (E2), it is essential that businesses and prospective workers know how to apply for a visa so the person can come to work in the United States legally.
Know how to help an employee with an E2 visa
For the immigrant to receive an E2 visa, there must be a job offer in place. The employer needs to file a specific form on their behalf. The job applicant can seek an exception. This is called a National Interest Waiver. This waiver is for potential employees whose work is of national importance and has substantial merit; they have shown they can achieve their objectives; and it will benefit the nation for them to come and work in the U.S.
If the person has an advanced education degree that goes beyond a conventional college degree or who have a college degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in the profession, they might qualify under E2. Those who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their endeavor whether it is in arts, business or the sciences can also get this visa. Their expertise must be substantially higher than those who are normally found in these areas.
Businesses should have guidance with Immigration-based hires
Now more than ever it is vital for businesses to be fully compliant with the Immigration laws. This applies to every aspect of their operation, particularly hiring immigrants they are confident will add value to their business.
Since Immigration can be confusing and the categories will vary, it is wise to know the available steps to hire people who fall into the E2 category or other immigration categories. This can avoid obstacles and missteps from sabotaging the hire and impeding the business.