Global Employee Management Support Services


Coherent policies and programs designed to effectively manage and control employment needs has become integral to how businesses complement and support value-added economic policies, minimize wage competition and the displacement of domestic workers, and map out compliance and ethical risks.
U.S. employers rely on a global pool of workers for innovation, research and development, and essential labor that keeps our economy moving. But, hiring a foreign national involves adhering to complex rules and regulations, and may require specific procedures. Penalties for non-compliance can be onerous and inflexible.n
Outsourcing and third-party vendor engagement must also undergo appropriate due diligence and routine monitoring for embedded immigration violations which can adversely impact an otherwise compliant business.
Adoption of a thoughtful and workable U.S. corporate immigration policy is essential to informing senior management and stakeholders when recruiting and hiring foreign nationals. It provides uniformity and clarity, reduces potential for lawsuits and unwelcome government audits, fines and penalties.nn
We have years of experience advising employers, institutions and multinational corporations concerning immigration compliance-related matters and immigration governance programs in support of responsible corporate behavior and defined accountability standards.


As part of our dedication to our clients, our attorneys add value by providing services to help our clients create comprehensive policies and procedures for their business. Creating a Corporate Immigration Policy, for example, which details certain key issues an employer faces when hiring foreign workers is critical to keeping an organized, prepared, and compliant operation.


Consular processing

Consular processing refers to the process of applying for a visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in an individualu2019s home country. An individual may need consular services to obtain a nonimmigrant visa such as a tourist visa or a temporary work visa, or to apply for an immigrant visa.
If an individual is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and an immigrant visa number is available to him or her, that individual may apply for lawful permanent residence in one of two ways: through the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the applicantu2019s home country or, if the applicant is already in the U.S., by applying from within the U.S. through a process called adjustment of status. Whether an individual is eligible to apply from inside the U.S. depends on case specific circumstances.
We provide full consular support including preparing visa applications, making visa fee payments, and scheduling visa appointments at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. We also prepare you for your visa interview by providing detailed guidance on the documents you are required to bring with you to your appointment and providing you with case-specific advice by one of our U.S. attorneys.

nnOur office can also assist you with other consular services such as expedited application processing, where available; filing waivers of inadmissibility; filing for abandonment of permanent residence; and applying for visa renewals.

Every embassy or consulate has their own specific rules and procedures that vary from country to country. We can assist you in navigating this process for common visas like tourist visas or more complex visas that require sponsorship and have multiple moving parts. We have experience working with U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world and are familiar with current consular processes in over 33 countries. When individuals are in the U.S. on a temporary work visa, that visa will need to be renewed before it expires. We assist our clients with the visa renewal process for them and their dependent family members providing timely guidance and advice.


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Sonia Col & Associates, P.C.
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