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Foreign-Born Workers in the United States |H-1B Visas: Cheap Foreign Labor Versus the AmericanWorker

What is the H-1BProgram?

Since 1990, non-immigrants have been able to obtain a temporary work permit, or H-1B visa, that allows companies in the U.S. to hire them in certain specialty occupations, such as engineering or information technology. Every fiscal year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes 85,000 H-1B visas available to those individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree and are sponsored by a U.S. employer. Because the number of applications typically exceeds the annual cap, a random lottery process is used to distribute the visas, which are valid for three years. They can be extended for up to six years, and visa holders can also apply for permanent residency (i.e. a “greencard”).

The intent behind the program was to create a means for companies to fill temporary skilled worker shortages, but rather than supplementing the U.S. workforce, the program has morphed into a means by which companies can secure cheap labor at the expense of Americanworkers.

Contrary to some employers’ claims that the program is needed to fill shortages or bring in “top talent” in specialty fields, a 2019 Atlantic Councilreportby scholars Ronil Hira and Bharath Gopalaswamy shows that “most H-1B workers have no more than ordinary skills, skills that are abundantly available in the U.S. labormarket.”

The report’s findings are further supported by research from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that shows that “only about one third of natives with college degrees in STEM fields actually hold STEM jobs.” In addition, the Wall Street Journal reported recently that many tech companies are passing overolderAmerican IT workers in favor of younger – and cheaper –applicants.

One of the reasons that it is difficult to pin down an exact number of H-1B employees in the U.S. is because many employers, includingGoogle, Apple and Facebook, use contracting or staffing firms to circumvent thecaps.

“If a company needs 3,000 placements, but was only awarded 1,500 visas directly from the USCIS, it might seek to fill the remaining 1,500 from subcontractors such as Tata Consultancy or Tech Mahindra, two contracting and outsourcing companies,” explained a recentDice Insights article.

H-1B Workers: Where They Come from and Where TheyWork

Most of the information below, unless indicated otherwise, comes from the H-1B Employer Data Hub, which is maintained by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Another valuable source consists of statistics published by the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification for FY 2019. The USCIS data encompasses the first three quarters of FY2019.

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Most of the information below, unless indicated otherwise, comes from the H-1B Employer Data Hub, which is maintained by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Another valuable source consists of statistics published by the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification for FY 2019. The USCIS data encompasses the first three quarters of FY2019.

The following is an alphabetized list of 25 well-known U.S. companies – or companies with an important U.S. presence – that utilize the H-1B guest worker program to bring in cheaper foreign labor, rather than hiring qualified Americans. Some of the companies listed below also have contracts with the United States government. In fact, the Department of Labor approved more than 2,000 H-1B workers for jobs in the federal government itself this fiscalyear.

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#1

Amazon.com Services

Amazon.com Services. One of the most well-known American companies, Amazon provides a range of e-commerce and retail services across the globe. Based in Seattle, Washington, Amazon is rapidly expanding and has plans to open a second headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post. Amazon.com Services received over 7,200 initial and continuing H-1B approvals this fiscalyear.

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#2

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Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc. The Cupertino, California-based American multinational is one of the largest technology companies in the U.S. with specializations in consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. In FY19, Apple was the beneficiary of over 3,400 initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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#3

Bank of America

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the multinational investment bank was ranked in 2019 as the second largest bank in the U.S. and the sixth largest globally by Business Insider. A 2016 Charlotte Observer article detailed Bank of America’s use and abuse of H-1B visas. In FY19, Bank of America received more than 700 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#4

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Based in San Jose, California, the multinational technology conglomerate is a leader in the production and marketing of networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other high-tech products. In April 2018, a DOL investigation found Cisco had discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of H-1B workers. Despite this finding, Cisco had $306.5 million in federal government contracts in 2019. In FY19, Cisco received almost 2,100 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#5

Cognizant Tech. Solutions, US Corp

Cognizant Technology Solutions, US Corp. A multinational information technology corporation based in New Jersey outside of New York City, Cognizant was sued in 2018 by former employees alleging ethno-racial discrimination against Americans in favor of Indian workers. Cognizant received close to 13,400 initial and continuing approvals in FY19.

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#6

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Founded and headquartered in the United Kingdom, the international company is best known for its professional services, including auditing, and financial risk advising. The fourth largest private company in the United States in 2019, Deloitte had $1.8 billion in federal government contracts in 2019. In FY19, the company received over 7,500 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#7

Disney

A multinational entertainment and media conglomerate based in Burbank, California, the Walt Disney Company helped to catapult the abuse of H-1B visas into the spotlight in 2014-2015, when the corporation laid off 250 of its American workers and forced them to train their foreign H-1B replacements. While in smaller numbers, Disney continues to employ H-1B workers. In FY19, Disney received 49initial and continuing approvals, compared with 68 in 2014 and 64 in2015.

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#8

Ernst & Young

A multinational accounting, auditing, and tax preparation firm, it is based in London but is the seventh largest privately-owned company in the United States. In July 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Ernst & Young a $49 million contract for “intelligent automation and artificial intelligence (IAAI) products and services.” In FY19, the company received around 2,900 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#9

Facebook

One of the faces of California’s Silicon Valley, the Menlo Park-based social media company was ranked by Investopedia as the seventh largest tech company in the nation. With approximately 2.4 billion Facebook users worldwide, its influence and reach is immense, but that does not protect it from accusations made about widespread H-1B abuse by former employees. In FY19, Facebook received over 3,500initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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#10

Google

The presence of this multinational technology giant based in Mountain View, California, is so large that its name is part of the common lexicon. Despite being able to select at will from a vast talent pool of tech graduates, Google still participates in the H-1B visa program. In FY19, the company received over 6,000 initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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#11

Infosys Limited

One of the leading users of H-1B visas is Infosys, an Indian company headquartered in Bangalore, India, but with numerous offices throughout the United States. It provides business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services. In 2013, Infosys was required to pay $34 million to settle allegations of visa fraud, namely of using B-1 business visitor visas to fill jobs reserved for American or H-1B workers. The corporation received approximately 5,500 initial and continuing approvals in FY19.

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#12

JP Morgan Chase

Headquartered in New York City, JP Morgan Chase is a multinational investment bank that ranks as the largest bank in the country, and the fifth largest worldwide. In FY19, JP Morgan Chase received about 1,700initial and continuingapprovals.

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#13

KForce, Inc.

KForce is a staffing services firm in the fields of accounting, technology, and finance. It is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. In FY19, KForce received almost 900 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#14

Lyft

Based in San Francisco, Lyft is the second largest ride-sharing company in the United States. In FY19, Lyft received 267initial and continuingapprovals.

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#15

Microsoft

The omnipresent multinational technology company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, with a growing reliance upon foreign worker visas. In 2014, Microsoft laid off 18,000 U.S. employees while pushing for more H-1Bs. In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense picked Microsoft (over Amazon) for a JEDI cloud computing contract worth $10 billion over a ten-year period. It received almost 5,300 initial and continuing approvals in FY19.

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#16

Netflix

Best known for its subscription-based streaming service, Netflix is an American company based in Los Gatos, California. In FY19, Netflix received 185 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#17

Nike

Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike has a long record of dominance in athletic footwear and apparel. It also has a long history of outsourcing jobs to low-wage countries while also laying off 1,400 U.S. workers in Beaverton in 2017 alone. In addition to moving American jobs overseas, Nike also displaces U.S. workers by using the H-1B program. In FY19, Nike received 218 initial and continuingapprovals.

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#18

Qualcomm Technologies

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm is a multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company. In 2016, the San Diego Reader reported that Qualcomm had fired American engineers and required them to train their foreign replacements. In FY19, Qualcomm received approximately 1,600 initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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#19

Sony

With its base in Tokyo, the Japanese multinational has a broad portfolio ranging from electronics through entertainment to financial services. Its subsidiary, Sony Interactive Entertainment, which produces the PlayStation gaming console, receives the lion’s share of the company’s H-1B approvals. In FY19, Sony received 218initial and continuingapprovals.

#20

Starbucks

One of the most famous coffee shop chains, Seattle-based Starbucks received 122 initial and continuing H-1B approvalsin

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#21

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

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Based in Mumbai, India, Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is a multinational specializing in information technology services and consulting with a significant presence in the United States. In 2013, the company was ordered to pay $30 million for requiring its non-U.S.-citizen employees to hand their tax refund checks over to Tata. It received a little over 7,600 initial and continuing approvals this fiscalyear.

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#22

Tesla

Tesla is an American automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California. Tesla received 638initial and continuing approvals in FY19.

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#23

Twitter

The San-Francisco-based social networking and microblogging service received 258initial and continuing approvals in FY19.

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#24

Uber

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, it is the largest ride-sharing company in the United States. Uber recently fired more than 1,000 employees over a ten-week period while also doubling the number of H-1B visa workers in management, marketing, and tech positions. In FY19, Uber had over 1,160 initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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#25

Walmart

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart, Inc., is known worldwide for operating a chain of hypermarkets throughout the United States. In 2015, the AFL-CIO brought attention to H-1B visa abuse by Walmart, but that has not dissuaded the company from using the H-1B visas – primarily to hire foreign workers to fill accounting and financial jobs. In FY19, Walmart received over 1,500 initial and continuing H-1Bapprovals.

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Additional Companies

Other well-known companies you may be familiar with that hire hundreds or thousands of foreign H-1B workers include: Aecom, American Airlines, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boeing, Citibank, Comcast, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Dell, FedEx, Ford Motor, General Electric, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton Energy, Home Depot, Hulu, IBM, Intel, Leidos, Mastercard, Samsung, Tech Mahindra, United Healthcare, Verizon, Walgreen Co. (aka Walgreen’s), Wells Fargo, Whole Foods, Wipro, and manymore.

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FAQs

How many H-1B visas are issued each year? ›

Since the category was created in 1990, Congress has limited the number of H-1Bs made available each year. The current annual statutory cap is 65,000 visas, with 20,000 additional visas for foreign professionals who graduate with a master's degree or doctorate from a U.S. institution of higher learning (Figure 1).

How do you get a US employer to sponsor you? ›

First, your employer is required to get an approved Labor Certification from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Second, your employer must file an immigrant petition on your behalf (Form I-140). Third, you are required to either adjust status (Form I-485) or apply for your immigrant visa (Form DS-260).

Do US companies hire foreign workers? ›

US companies can hire foreign workers by applying for the relevant certification from the US Department of Labor. The certification will be determined by the occupational requirements of the vacancy. Upon certification approval, the talent sourcing and interview process can begin.

Can I get a job in USA from Africa? ›

You can work in the U.S. with an employment-related green card (permanent residency), an exchange visitor work and study visa, or a seasonal and temporary worker visa. The type of visa and work permit you'll need will vary depending on your career goals. You have to know how to apply and how to avoid scams.

What is the probability of getting H-1B visa 2022? ›

Less than 1 out of every 2.4 H-1B cap registrations received by the USCIS during the H-1B cap registration period between March 9 and March 25, 2021, were selected in the H1B lottery 2022.

What is the probability of getting H-1B visa 2023? ›

Based on our above analysis, we believe that there is a very high demand for H1B visas and we may see a small spike in the total H1B registrations submitted for FY 2023 when compared with last year. We predict that we may see H1B Registrations count anywhere between 310,000 to 340,000 for the fiscal year 2023.

Which US companies hire remote foreign workers? ›

U.S. Based Companies Hiring International Talent
  • Trilogy. Trilogy was founded in 1989 as a startup in Silicon Valley. ...
  • Xerox. Xerox manufactures and sells a wide variety of office equipment including scanners, printers, and multi-function systems. ...
  • Aurea Software. ...
  • Adobe. ...
  • Bloom Institute of Technology. ...
  • Crossover.

Which company hire foreign workers? ›

Other well-known companies you may be familiar with that hire hundreds or thousands of foreign H-1B workers include: Aecom, American Airlines, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boeing, Citibank, Comcast, Costco, CVS Pharmacy, Dell, FedEx, Ford Motor, General Electric, General Motors, ...

How much does it cost to sponsor an immigrant worker? ›

How Much Does It Cost to Sponsor a Visa? In general, a visa sponsorship costs approximately $4000 but may cost $8-9,000 if a company has more than fifty employees and 50% of those employees are foreign nationals.

What jobs can get me a visa in the US? ›

Which companies can apply for a US H-1B Visa?
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These specialty occupations include:
  • IT / Computer professionals.
  • University professors and teachers.
  • Engineers.
  • Healthcare workers.
  • Accountants.
  • Financial analysts.
  • Management consultants.
  • Lawyers.

How can I immigrate to USA without a job offer? ›

There are also ways to get a green card without a US company sponsor. Two of these ways are: (1) the EB1A visa; and (2) the National Interest Waiver. Through both of these options, you do not need a job offer and you do not need a company to file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf.

How can I bring a worker to USA? ›

How do I hire an employee in another country?
  1. Apply for certification from the United States Department of Labor.
  2. Interview prospective foreign workers.
  3. Apply for a work visa from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  4. Verify the tax laws applicable to your company and the foreign worker.

How much does H1B sponsorship cost? ›

How Much Will Sponsoring an H1-B Visa Cost an Employer? An H-1B Visa (or H-1B transfer) will cost you around $5000 (including government fees). Immigration lawyer fees should costs $2000 to $3000, while filing fees are around $3000.

Can a friend sponsor me to US? ›

U.S. law requires a financial sponsor so that non-citizens in the U.S. won't become public charges, dependent on government assistance for financial support. You don't have to be a relative to be someone's financial sponsor. So, a friend can become a financial sponsor.

What company can sponsor H1B? ›

Any US employer can sponsor an H-1B petition, provided it has an IRS Tax Number, also known as an IRS Number or Tax ID Number. This number is needed for obtaining approval of the Labor Condition Application (LCA), which is an essential preliminary to the H-1B petition itself.

Is H-1B lottery really random? ›

While candidates for the H1B visa are judged based on their credentials, education, and professional experience, every applicant is on even footing in the lottery. The lottery draws from the pool of approved H1B applications randomly, with a general cap and a cap for advanced degree petitions.

Is there a lottery system for H1B visa? ›

H-1B Visa Lottery

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is in charge of issuing visas, keeps people up to date on the progress of the visa lottery on its website. The maximum number of visas that can be given each year is capped. The US Congress imposed this limit, which must be followed.

Is H-1B 2022 lottery done? ›

USCIS completed its initial lottery selection process in March 2022 and afforded employers with selected H-1B registrations 90 days to submit complete H-1B petitions to USCIS for adjudication.

How can I increase my H-1B chances? ›

4 Tips to Increase Your Chances at an H1B Visa
  1. Get your application in as quickly as possible. The USCIS accepts applications in April and, believe us, they come in thick and fast. ...
  2. Only apply once. ...
  3. Don't pay your own fee. ...
  4. Make sure your employer is a “good” one.
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How many H-1B applications filed for 2022? ›

For FY 2021, USCIS reports that it ultimately selected 124,415 registrations out of a total of 274,237 registrations submitted. For FY 2022, USCIS reports that it has selected 131,970 registrations out of a total of 308,613 registrations.

How hard is it to get an H-1B visa? ›

H1B visa requirements can be difficult to meet because you must first be hired by a U.S. employer who is willing to sponsor you. Competition for jobs in the United States is fierce, and demand for visas to enter the US grows daily. Furthermore, there is a limit on the number of H1B visas granted each year.

Can a foreigner get a remote job in USA? ›

Foreign employees who work for a US company remotely from their own country do not need a visa or work permit, as long as they work outside of the US. However, they would need a business visa if the US company wanted to bring them to the US for an extended stay or training purposes.

Which company offers work from home? ›

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) followed the new standard and in April became one of the first big IT companies to announce work from home for its staff. Also, the IT company announced that it will have three-fourth of its total working force to work from home, by the year 2025.

Does Amazon hire outside of the US? ›

Amazon is growing at a faster rate internationally.

Amazon employment outside the United States rose by more than 140,000 people year-over year, or 39%, to more than 500,000 people, by our calculations.

Does Amazon offer H-1B visa? ›

In 2019, Amazon applied for 6099 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 98% were approved.
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Total Number Applied: 6099.
DepartmentTotal
Product587
Operations237
Finance200
Design85
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Does Walmart sponsor H-1B visa? ›

Walmart and Sam's Club can provide sponsorship for work visas and legal permanent residence for certain professional or specialized management positions.

Who can sponsor h2b visa? ›

A U.S. employer, or U.S. employer, or U.S. agent as described in the regulations, must file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, on a prospective worker's behalf.

Who can sponsor me in USA? ›

All sponsors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be at least 18 years old, and be living in the United States (including territories and possessions) when they file the affidavit of support.

How do I ask a company to sponsor my visa? ›

Here are the steps that you must follow when applying for an employment visa status:
  1. Step 1: Get An Employment Contract.
  2. Step 2: Submit A Labor Certificate.
  3. Step 3: Submit The Documents To The USCIS.
  4. Step 4: Wait For Your Visa Sponsorship Application To Be Processed.

Can I sponsor my own H-1B visa? ›

Self-sponsored Visa for Skilled Investors

The H1B Visa requires the sponsorship of a U.S. Company. However, after years of uncertainty, the USCIS now accepts H1B petitions filed by a U.S. Company formed and owned by the Visa beneficiary (self-sponsorship).

What is the best job for immigrants? ›

Top Jobs In the US for Immigrants
  • Construction. The construction business is attractive to new immigrants as a potential source of employment. ...
  • Agriculture. Immigrant farmworkers are estimated to account for 73 percent of agriculture jobs in the United States today. ...
  • Architecture and Engineering. ...
  • Hospitality. ...
  • Healthcare.
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Can I convert my tourist visa to work visa in USA? ›

The answer is yes, you can, but should you? A change of status means a change in your intention. For example, when you obtain a visa and enter the USA, you would have expressed to the US government your intention of a brief visit. The change in such intention can be construed to be deliberate and preconceived.

What are the 4 types of visas? ›

Which type of visa do you need? Probably one of the four main types: tourist, immigration, student, or work.

What is the easiest way to immigrate to USA? ›

Spouses of US Citizens

Being a US citizen's spouse is the fastest, easiest way to immigrate to the US. However, this is the most common source of immigration fraud. The law requires both spouses to file a joint petition two years later, proving the marriage is still valid to prevent immigration fraud.

Can you buy a US work visa? ›

EB-5. The EB-5 visa is for investors, and anyone applying for this must have a minimum of $900,000 to invest in a US commercial project. The investment is aimed at providing more employment in areas of the US where there are high levels of employment.

Which company can sponsor green card? ›

Top 10 Green Card Sponsors in 2021
Sponsor NameNumber of PetitionsAverage Salary
1. Microsoft Corporation4,695$133,957.68
2. Amazon.com Services LLC4,675$107,399.65
3. Google LLC2,970$126,481.48
4. Tata Consultancy Services Limited1,792$129,702.53
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How does a US company sponsor a foreign worker? ›

After the labor certification has been approved by the DOL, the employer continues the process by filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, on behalf of the foreign national with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

How much does a work permit cost in USA? ›

$410. You may be exempt from paying the filing fee. See the form instructions for more information.

How much does a h2b visa cost? ›

How much does it cost to apply for the H-2B Visa? The current processing fee for an H-2B Visa (only for the petition) is USD460, but this does not include other expenses like the visa application fee, which is USD190 and also travel costs, which can be USD450 or more.

Can a US company hire a foreign independent contractor? ›

U.S. companies can save money hiring foreign independent contractors because they do not have to provide benefits, office space, or equipment to contractors or pay taxes on compensation to contractors. U.S. companies can also save money engaging contractors from other countries due to lower labor costs.

Can a US company hire an Indian? ›

A U.S. company can hire employees in India. However, there are distinct differences between the employment laws in the U.S. and India, so it's critical to understand the hiring nuances and compliance risks that come with targeting international talent.

Why do companies hire foreign workers? ›

These are the most notable advantages of hiring foreign workers: Access to a global talent pool. Hiring foreign workers allows access to an international pool of talent. When coupled with remote work scenarios, companies could engage the best possible workers in their industries by removing geographical restrictions.

Can you get a US work visa without a job offer? ›

A short answer is No. Unfortunately, you can't apply for a work visa without a job offer. Your prospective employer must be willing to sponsor you for the visa and petition on your behalf.

How can I work as a contractor in USA? ›

Make sure you really qualify as an independent contractor. Choose a business name (and register it, if necessary). Get a tax registration certificate (and a vocational license, if required for your profession). Pay estimated taxes (advance payments of your income and self-employment taxes).

Can I pay a foreign contractor to a US bank account? ›

Bank transfers

Your bank can arrange your international money transfers, but this is usually the most expensive way to pay overseas contractors. Bank transfers do not give competitive exchange rates and you'll have to pay a service charge for every transfer.

Can a non resident be an independent contractor? ›

In terms of the definition of remuneration in the Fourth Schedule of the Income Tax Act, a person who is not a resident cannot qualify as an independent contractor.

Can I work from India on H1B and get US salary? ›

Can I work from India on H1B and get US salary? You can work from India and get a US salary as long your US employer can legally pay you a salary in the USA account.

Can I work from India and get paid in USD? ›

You can raise an Invoice to your employer and ask them to credit USD in your Indian Bank's savings account using SWIFT code. You will get the credit in your bank as USD but you bank will convert it to INR based on the day of the cash credited/ realisation.

Is it easy to get a job in USA for Indian? ›

1. Is it possible for Indians to get a job in the USA? Ans. Yes, skilled employees with work experience can easily get a job in the USA.

How do I find an immigrant worker? ›

Review the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website to get information about the different immigration programs, processes, and timelines. The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IECBC) offers employer tools and resources to help you hire workers overseas, as well as immigrants already in B.C.

How does a U.S. company sponsor a foreign worker? ›

After the labor certification has been approved by the DOL, the employer continues the process by filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, on behalf of the foreign national with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

How can employers sponsor immigrants for jobs? ›

For nonimmigrant employment visa sponsorships, the employer submits Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. For immigrant visas, the employer submits Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. These petitions and their instructions are in the USCIS website.

Who can sponsor me in USA? ›

All sponsors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be at least 18 years old, and be living in the United States (including territories and possessions) when they file the affidavit of support.

What is the easiest way to immigrate to USA? ›

Spouses of US Citizens

Being a US citizen's spouse is the fastest, easiest way to immigrate to the US. However, this is the most common source of immigration fraud. The law requires both spouses to file a joint petition two years later, proving the marriage is still valid to prevent immigration fraud.

How can I get H-1B visa without sponsorship? ›

One of the questions we receive the most during this time of year is, “Can I apply for an H-1B visa without a sponsor?” The short answer is no. The reason is that an H-1B visa petition always requires an American company, called a Petitioner, to file the visa.

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