Key Points

  • When hiring citizens of foreign countries, employers must ensure that those individuals have the proper visas authorizing them to work in the United States.
  • Employers must be aware that there are several different types of visas depending on an individual's occupation and whether the individual intends on coming to the US temporarily or permanently.
  • When sponsoring a foreign citizen for a visa, employers must comply with the requirements set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. These requirements may differ depending on the type of visa.

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