Switch to a new immigration provider


What is an immigration provider?

Companies that hire international employees regularly use an immigration provider to help you streamline the visa process and keep track of existing immigration files. With the rise of technology, businesses must find suppliers who use the most advanced technology to provide the highest level of efficiency and make accurate predictions regarding visa costs. With the right provider, employees can navigate the global job market more effectively.

Below we will discuss 3 things to consider when choosing a new immigration provider:

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Keep everyone informed

The danger when changing supplier is that some people are not informed at the appropriate time. All stakeholders must be informed before and after the change.

All visa-holding employees must be informed of the change (and any associated benefits) so that they can make appropriate adjustments. The same goes for all managers and departments. The accounting department, for example, will need to be informed in order to be able to make the necessary changes to budgets and forecasts.

The service provider itself must also be informed of any existing employees whose immigration cases are closed. This information can help them better understand the current landscape and make more accurate predictions regarding visa renewals and more.

Transfer all data to the new provider

When switching, the employer must transfer all data, such as visa expiration dates, current international employee documents and visa renewal deadlines, to the new immigration service provider. Missing data could lead to major inefficiencies and avoidable errors. The employer will also need to include data that exists in paper form – anything in a file or binder. Digitizing all this data will help the new provider streamline future visa applications.

Find a digital provider

Ultimately, the new provider should offer services accessible via a network. Not only does this help increase efficiency; but it also helps reduce costs and reduce financial risk. The future of immigration services is digital, as the article eloquently states a report by the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “Online immigration services are a disruptive technology, creating a new model of legal service delivery that competes with the traditional model of a brick-and-mortar law office. The waiting room is gone, the filing cabinets are digital, and, more likely than not, the client will do much of the data entry.

Although the employer may have to manage some data entry, they will likely find a technologically integrated provider much more intuitive and efficient than the outdated traditional company.

If you are looking to change immigration providers and grow your business with international talent, Boundless can help. Learn more about our business immigration solutions here.

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