Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 8 months ago

How can I hire a foreigner to work at my small business I am starting?

6 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Depends on what country you're doing it in. But in most you'll have to prove you've tried and failed to hire locally. Outside the US that also includes offering a legit salary for that specialty. At any rate you'll need an attorney to help you with that so start there. 

  • 8 months ago

    Basically, you need to prove that you need to hire a foreigner because there is no citizen of your country that can do that job.  If you can prove that, then you have organise a work visa for the foreigner 

  • 8 months ago

    If you mean you want to sponsor someone for a work visa then you need an attorney.

  • 8 months ago

    No, you cannot. Only QUALIFIED employers can apply for their foreign employees. Qualifications required may vary somewhat from country to country, but basically the company must be well established, profitable, and most - if not all - employees must be citizens of the country or hold authorization to work without restriction (e.g. legal permanent residents of the country). Your company will need an extensive track record of success, and that's just your first requirement. 

    Then you need to prove there are no citizens/LPRs qualified & available for the job, often by advertising your position for 6 months or more with no suitable applicants at all. Furthermore, the position must meet all requirements for occupations listed on any shortage occupation list of the country, if any list, or eligible for some type of employment visa. 

    No small biz is going to qualify. No start-up is going to qualify. And you fail to state your country where your biz is incorporated, nor the exceptional qualifications you require, nor visa eligibility of such a position in your country.

    In the US, companies can spend up to USD25,000 on legal fees, recruiting, visa application fees, documentation costs, etc. to bring in ONE foreign worker. Got that kind of money? You can hire workers in a variety of occupations, positions, for less than that, even in the US.

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  • 8 months ago

    Depends on whether the foreigner in question already has the right to work in your country, or if you need to sponsor their work visa.

    If you have no-one specific in mind but want to hire someone from outside the country, then it depends on what country you're in, what the business is, what the job is, and whether it and you meet the requirements to do so.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Of course you can.

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