A business can sponsor a foreign worker in certain situations on both a temporary and permanent basis. Some of the more common visas are listed below:
PERM - The PERM process is used when a business wants to sponsor a foreign worker for a green card based on an open position they have at their company.
H-1B Visas - An employer can sponsor an immigrant on a temporary visa that is valid for 3 years and can be renewed up to an additional 3 years for a total of 6 years.
H-2B Visas - The H-2B visa is a temporary visa that allows a worker abroad to come to the United States to work for a business that is non-agricultural in nature for a limited period of time, usually no more than 8 months.
Investor Visas - Investor visas are available to an immigrant seeking admission to the United States who has substantial liquid funds to invest in a business in the United States.
L-1 Visas - The L-1 visa is a temporary visa that a business abroad can use to send employees to the United States to perform work at its affiliated business in the United States.
TN Visas - The TN visa is a temporary work visa that is available to certain citizens of Mexico and Canada.