So you finally found the ideal candidate. The only wrinkle? That ideal candidate doesn’t live in the U.S.
All is not lost. If you want to hire talented international candidates, you can sponsor them through something called an H-1B visa. Here’s a quick rundown of how it works and the top things to think about as you go through the process.
What’s an H-1B visa?
An H-1B visa is a non-immigrant work visa available to highly skilled employees. The “non-immigrant” part means that if the job ends, the person has to go home. Basically, their visa is tied directly to the job.
Generally, employees who qualify for an H1B visa:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree.
- Work in a “specialty occupation.” Or in other words, the role has to be unique enough that it requires someone with specialized training.
To keep reading, click here: H-1B Visas: A Practical Guide for Startups and Small Business Owners