USA Work Permits

Immigration is one of the primary concerns for anybody hoping to start working in USA. Permanent employees will find it easy to get their USA work permit because they’ll receive “sponsorship” for their entire stay from their prospective employer. The American work permit is dependent on this sponsorship because it confirms that you’ll be earning money during your stay in the country. Contracting in USA is more difficult because the work permit is tied to one employer, so you have to change it to suit each new contract. Thankfully, umbrella companies provide a convenient and effective solution to this issue. 

USA Work Permits

What is a American Umbrella Company?

Umbrella companies in USA “employ” contractors, but don’t make any decisions about your workload, clients or anything to do with your day to day operation. They simply process your payments by billing and collecting money from your clients, calculating your taxes and sending you a net wage. This is equivalent to the PAYE (pay as you earn) system employed by many companies, and it makes handling your tax in USA a lot simpler. The fact that they technically become your employer helps you get your working visa in USA with minimal fuss. 

How Can Umbrella Companies Help You Get a USA Work Permit?

As your permanent employer, umbrella companies are able to sponsor you for your USA work permit provided they’re on the register of approved sponsors. Many different companies offer this service, because it makes contracting in USA infinitely simpler and saves you the hassle of continuous paperwork. Instead of changing your work permit every time you get a new contract, you can just work how you ordinarily would under the same permit. They protect you from the bureaucratic “rain” of legal compliance with the American immigration authorities. They can even deal with the American Embassy directly. 

Through their service you may be able to use a business visa to get started quickly and then transition to a work visa in USA. It depends on your specific USA visa requirements. Be aware you may have to register for a residence permit in USA.

Can Umbrella Companies Also Assist You with USA Taxation?

Some umbrella companies are specialists in the American tax system. They constantly stay up to date with the legislation and ensure that you get to keep the biggest proportion of your earnings possible. The PAYE system is ideal for most workers because you don’t have to complete any paperwork (aside from submitting your timesheets to the umbrella company) or worry about your taxes in any way (you’ll receive documentation for your records, though). You have a team of experts ensuring that you’re paid promptly and the various requirements for tax in USA are met. 

How We Help You with Contracting in USA

We work closely with numerous umbrella companies in USA and we have a thorough knowledge of the different services they provide - especially regarding immigration to USA. If you’re a business analyst, IT project manager, software developer, tester, telecommunications contractor or an oil and gas worker, we can help you get sponsorship for your work permit and keep more of your earnings by setting you up with an umbrella company. We’ll also answer any questions you have about American visas or the country’s tax law, and we’ll contact the experts directly to guarantee 100 percent accurate advice. This all comes at no charge whatsoever to you and you’re not obligated to take on the services of any company. We’re just here to make your move as stress-free as possible. 

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Question and Answers about Work Permits in United States

Q: Is it possible for a foreign national to be sponsored on a Work Permit in United States?
A: Yes. Mexicans and Canadians can obtain TN visas, Australians E3 Visas and all other nationalities must obtain an H1B.

Q: How long does it take to get a United States Work Permit?
A: E3’s take around 4 weeks, TN’s for Mexicans take about 2 weeks and for Canadians 2-3 days (and can be obtained at the border). H1B’s on the other hand take a considerable amount of time and the applicant can only start working in the US on 1st October of any given year.

Q: What is the visa process?
A: For the E3 and H1B a US company will lodge the application in the US and once approved the applicant must have the visa ratified in the US Consulate of their home country. For the TN visas the application for Canadians can be done at the border on entry, the documentation would be need to be collated in advance. For Mexicans the application needs to be made in advance of travelling at the US Consulate in Mexico.

Q: What documentation is required from the candidate?
A: Copies of passport, CV, passport photos, professional references.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: H1B is around $6,000 USD, TN can cost as little as $270 USD and E3 $270 USD.

Q: Can you transfer from a Business Visa to a Work Permit in United States
A: No

Common Questions and Answers about Business Visas in United States

Q: Can you organise business visas for United States?
A: No

Q: How long does it take to process?
A: n/a

Q: How much does a business visa in United States cost?
A: n/a

Q: Can nationals of certain countries enter United States without a Business Visa? For example on an entry visa or visa waiver?
A: Yes but not to work.