I need to hire a foreign consultant to work with me on permanent makeup training in the USA. I am holding training for my very successful permanent makeup school. I have found the co-trainer that I want to hire. Her ability and mastery of the work greatly surpasses all others in the field. How do I go about hiring her legally? She will be highly paid. I know about the O1-B visa. Do I need this visa if she is going to work only for me? Or can I hire her as a highly paid contractor and avoid the O1-B process?
You need to hire an experienced immigration attorney to help with this project. I can refer you to one.
this service is not a substitute for an in office interview and paperwork review. it does create an attorney client relationship.
I agree with my colleague. If you are seeking to have them work in the US an O1-B visa you have to ensure they meet all the requirements. The threshold is quite high ,it isn't just your subjective belief as to their skills an talents, but it needs to be an objective belief by peers in the industry that the person you are seeking to retain is world renowned in their field of study. Please speak to an experienced immigration attorney for guidance.
You probably will want to obtain for her a an H1-B visa. That allows her to work for the company sponsoring her and only that company. There is a limit on the number of such visas granted annually, but I suggest you contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services https://www.uscis.gov.
You will ultimately need an immigration lawyer to help. Most of them charge a fixed fee for the work, so you may wish to shop around a bit. Make sure you get someone with experience though. My partner does a lot of H1B work for employers and we had a young associate who really made some serious mistakes, so you should get good guidance through the process. Good luck.
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