Attracted to its vast market, creative class and entrepreneurial spirit, many foreign companies identify expanding to the US as the next logical, and often necessary, step in the growth of their businesses. This can be an exciting, yet demanding, undertaking. One challenge often overlooked until late into the
process is the US visa and immigration aspect. It is critical to understand that a foreign business owner or employee will need the appropriate visa in place prior to traveling to the US to be able to work. This is true not only for those who will stay in the US for the long-term, but also for those who will be present only for the start-up phase of the expansion.
Five US immigration obstacles faced by companies expanding to the US