Workers and businesses in Florida, the United States and across the globe all seek to make their mark in the world. Sometimes an individual, business or a company needs to expand and go beyond their bounds. In order to accomplish this, people from other countries may want to take on international opportunities, including exploring business opportunities in the United States.
Thousands of people from other countries come to Miami and cities across the United States each year. Many of these people will require a temporary visa to stay in the U.S. Under U.S. immigration law, there are many different temporary visas that a person can apply for.
Individuals who wish to enter the United States and work in certain professional capacities must obtain visas that qualify them for the work they are hired to do. All throughout Miami, many people possess H-1B visas that permit them to remain in the country as they work in specialized fields. This post will generally explore what qualifies as a specialty occupation for an H-1B visa and how a person may fulfill the requirements of securing permission to work in the United States.
There are many people around the world who would like to move to various cities in Florida. These people all want to come here for various reasons as well. It could be to escape poor living conditions in their own country. It could be to live with family, who have previously moved here, to go to school and for many other reasons. One of these other reasons is for employment immigration. Many people move here for jobs, many of them in high tech type jobs.
As many people in Florida know, immigrating to the U.S. can be a long and complicated process. The travel ban that was recently allowed by the Supreme Court seems to have made the process for the people coming from six countries even more complicated. There were exceptions to the executive order for people with a bona fide relationship with an individual or entity in the United States, which only added to the complications.
Not everyone who comes to Florida or anywhere in the U.S. as an immigrant is doing so to look for work or to join family members. Some would like to enter the U.S. to start a business as an investor. A person who does this might be eligible for investor based visas. There are certain rules for a person to receive a Green Card through investment. Knowing how to meet these rules is vital to getting this type of Green Card.
Given the importance of the United States in the world economy and the welcoming nature that immigrants who had specific skills were granted when trying to come and work in the U.S., the current changes that are being implemented under the presidency of Donald J. Trump have many concerned. For those who are seeking to come to Florida to work under the H-1B visa program, the announcement that premium processing will be suspended temporarily can cause consternation. Even with that, it is still important to understand the requirements to be eligible under H-1B. One key category is specialty occupations.
For foreign workers seeking a better employment opportunity here in Florida, one of the most popular ways of obtaining the right to work is to receive an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation or Professional Visa. In fact, US Citizenship and Immigration Services received about 233,000 requests for this particular type of visa in 2015. For this visa, employers sponsor prospective employees and take care of the application process.
People in Miami and across the United States are paying close attention to presidential politics and the discussion regarding various agreements that the U.S. has with other countries for workers. One example is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With NAFTA, there are certain circumstances in which immigrants can come from Canada and Mexico with special treatment. Understanding this is important for companies and individuals who would like to have these workers come to the U.S. as well as for workers who would like to work in the U.S.