Finding a visa sponsor is one of the most important things for folks who want to live and work in the U.S. but aren’t citizens. Ask anyone who has gone through the process, and they will likely recall the stress of that bureaucratic dilemma. Having a supportive visa sponsor to help navigate roadblocks and challenges makes it that much easier.

employee sponsorTo get a work visa in the U.S., first, you need a job offer from a U.S. employer. The employer plays a crucial role in the process and will file a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on your behalf. Once the petition is approved, you can apply for a work visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. The specific requirements and process may vary depending on the type of work visa you are applying for.

Check out our blog post on how sponsoring an employee opens the door to hiring global talent.


Here are 4 things to keep in mind when looking for a visa sponsor:


1. Find someone you can trust.

This is an important process that dictates the quality of life for foreign nationals looking to work in the U.S. A good sponsor has a strong track record of successfully sponsoring employees for work visas, and working with each of their unique circumstances to increase chances of success. Last year, we had a 100% success rate in our H1-B Visa program.

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2. Look for an expert in the area.

Providing guidance and support throughout the process is a key responsibility of any good visa sponsor. Find someone who is knowledgeable about the visa application process and can give advice throughout.


3. Make sure they're ready to invest time and resources.

Your visa sponsor needs to be ready and willing to invest the time and resources it takes to conquer the visa application process, including paying for any associated fees and legal assistance. One of the biggest reasons we can provide quality sponsorship is our in-house legal team.

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4. They should understand your skills and expertise.

Finally, you want someone with a genuine understanding of your skills and expertise, and a role that makes the most of both. Your visa sponsor should advocate for you. By using a sponsor like Populus Group, we have a team dedicated to finding the right position for you and a quality experience to bot.


But don't take our word for it—hear what a contractor has to say:

q2 consultant testimonial 05242024Meet Diego Fernando Guerrero Mendez, an aerospace engineer who has recently completed his degree and successfully navigated the H-1B visa process with the assistance of Populus Group. In this video testimonial, Diego shares his personal journey, the challenges he faced, and how PG supported him every step of the way!

Choosing the right visa sponsor is a pivotal step in your journey to working in the U.S. It's about more than just meeting legal requirements; it's about finding a partner who will support, guide, and advocate for you throughout the entire process. Look for a sponsor with a proven track record, who is an expert in the field, willing to invest in your success, and understands your unique skills and expertise.

With the right sponsor, like Populus Group, you can navigate the complexities of the visa process with confidence and secure a position that truly values your contribution. Reach out to us today - we're here to help you!