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Re: CTO School list: "Paying for Green Card sponsorship"

From: Kareen K.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:04 PM
Hey Steve,

I’ve hired folks like that before. Definitely the *company* pays all the fees. No cost-shifting to the employee. There are attorneys who specialize in that, and they should be the ones handling that paperwork. 

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Kareen Kircher

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On Sep 17, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Joe Mellet (Meetup) <[address removed]> wrote:

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Re: CTO School list: "Paying for Green Card sponsorship"
Steve,
I'm not sure about Green Cards, but companies are legally required to pay any filing fees associated with an employee / potential employee applying for a work visas (e.g., H1B). There are additional requirements for visas like minimum salary (H1B is in the 50-55K range, last I checked), preferential treatment for certain types of jobs and degrees (candidates with STEM jobs and degrees are more likely to get approved ), etc. You should definitely speak with an immigration attorney before moving forward. 

Best,
Joe

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 9:46 AM Jean Barmash (Meetup) <[address removed]> wrote:
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Re: CTO School list: "Paying for Green Card sponsorship"
I am not a lawyer, but from being involved in these before, the company has to pay for it, full stop. 

Thanks,

Jean


Jean Barmash (LinkedIn)
Co-Founder & Organizer,  CTO School Meetup
VP Engineering, Komodo Health - Big Data / ML Products.  Hiring for many roles in NY & SF.



On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM Steve Saporta (Meetup) <[address removed]> wrote:
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Paying for Green Card sponsorship
Hi all,

I have an employee who's interested in the company sponsoring him for a Green Card. I understand the legal costs and filing fees can be in excess of $10,000. I'm curious whether this is usually paid by the company, the employee, or shared between them. And perhaps it's different for large vs small companies. If anyone has experience with this, it would be great to hear about it.

Thanks,

Steve Saporta
CTO
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