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Immigration Specialist at Equifax in Sacramento, California

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Immigration Specialist is responsible  for working on US Non-Immigrant and Immigrant petitions, specifically H-1B Visas, RFE's, L-1A/L-1B Visas, F-1 visas (CPT/OPT/STEM OPT) and Green Card processing, with responsibility for assuring to deliver prompt and accurate immigration services to our employees and organization. Minimum 3+ years immigration specialist experience required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Helping our employees in all aspects with non-immigrant and immigration related issues including filing H-1B Petitions, L- 1 Petitions, International travel, Visa sponsorship, Green Card process and etc. 

• Oversees processes and procedures in order to efficiently coordinate documentation required for visa processing on all Immigrant and non-immigrant applications with employees and outside counsel. 

• Ensures processes & procedures are completed so that all immigration application filings are completed accurately and in a timely manner. 

• Respond to inquiries from candidates, employees, HR partners, and recruiters around immigration and filing procedures, compliance process, and other related queries.

• Expertise working on all phases of Greencard applications and H-1B process from coordinating with teams, collecting required documentation from employees, initiating work with attorney, to approval. 

• Assist in the preparation of permanent residency cases (PERM Processing) per the company immigration policy and in partnership with outside counsel. 

• Working closely with the attorneys in preparing, filing and tracking of various immigration applications and petitions (H-1B, F-1, L-1A/L-1B, PERM, I-140 and I-485, sometimes TN and E-3). 

• Stay abreast of US immigration and compliance policies, as well as government announcements regarding changes.

• Ownership of complete immigration process, including PAFs, timely LCA Postings and other compliance procedures.

• Working closely with employees on F-1 student visas regarding, I-983 STEM extension, EAD questions.

• I-9 reverifications for foreign national employees with temporary work documents.

• Experience working with H-1B RFE responses, PERM Audit responses which includes communicating with employees, coordinating with other HR teams to collect the required documents, working closely with attorney to ensuring timely filings.

• Advise international business travelers about business visas and draft Support Letters, Letters of Invitation.

• Assist foreign national employees to prepare necessary documents for visa stamping and international travel.

• Completes other projects and initiatives as assigned.

Mandatory Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 or more years immigration related work experience. 

• Must have an excellent command of USCIS and US immigration procedures.

• Must have deep knowledge of I-9 processing and requirements.

• Must have excellent writing skills, be highly organized and have the ability to multi-task. 

• Must have ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of levels within Equifax from college students to senior executives.

• Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel required. Experience using Workday HRIS system will be a plus.

• Must have cultural sensitivity to work within a diverse employee work setting. 

• Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under pressure within strict timelines. 

• Have excellent time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail are essential. 

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; must be a self-starter. 

• Must be a good team player to coordinate, assist and ensure smooth immigration process to all our employees and organization. 

• Requires understanding of all other legal processes and compliance regulations.

Primary Location:

USA-California Remote


Function - Human Resources


Full time