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Immigration Specialists provide support to foreign citizens looking to immigrate to the US and administer national immigration programs. Common job duties seen on an Immigration Specialist resume sample are presenting immigration terms and conditions, maintaining their knowledge of national and immigration issues, introducing cases to judges, and making sure immigration procedures are completed in an effective manner. Immigration Specialist job assets displayed in most resumes include knowledge of immigration laws, self-motivation, multitasking, planning, time management, being able to work under pressure, and networking. A degree in a related field such as political science or public administration is necessary.

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Immigration Specialist

Facilitated an on-site audit from Homeland Security in 2011 regarding 25 visa employees

  • Advised HR Recruiters on visa options when on-boarding non-immigrant candidates
  • Partnered with outside immigration counsel and HR Generalists on the processing of 800 existing visa and Green Card cases
  • Functioned as part of the liaison team between AIG and the Department of Labor regarding daily on-site audits
  • Ensured the immigration Public Access Files are in compliance with US regulations
  • Assisted immigration attorneys to ensure all Request For Evidence (RFE) issued by USCIS are answered in a timely manner
  • Processed Cost Projections and Net Take Homes of potential expatriate assignments for the business
  • Processed supply orders, prepared and submitted expense reports, and arranged travel arrangements through internal AIG systems
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Finance
Human Resources Management
2

Immigration Specialist

  • Provided direct service to refugees and asylees from diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds which included aiding clients in reuniting with family members still residing overseas.
  • Researched family member whereabouts and requested resettlement with family members. Assisted in completing applications, immigration forms and other highly-detailed legal documents.
  • Monitored and maintained an organized case load while representing refugees and asylee clients for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Conducted factual and legal research and attended regular trainings pertaining to immigration law.
  • Supervised an AOR Specialist and carefully reviewed AORs for completion. Notarized and submitted all AORs to the national offices (Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries).
  • Referred clients to affordable and knowledgeable attorneys when necessary and maintained strict client confidentiality.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
Chemical Technician
3

Corporate Immigration Specialist/assistant

Acted as a central point of contact for foreign labor associated with company. This included review of job descriptions and foreign national's credentials to ensure all documents complied with federal regulations

  • Gained clear understanding of corporate organization that utilize specific reporting structures for work assignments.
  • Served as the primary contact for business related international travel and assisted with outbound immigration as needed.
  • Updated branch offices regarding any policy changes tied to labor activities, including international work activities
  • Reported critical information and tasks to supervisor to ensure that any issues were resolved quickly and effectively.
  • Managed research efforts to compile information on salaries, compensation, pay procedures tied to foreign national employees.
  • Processed all invoices for the immigration department, and worked with Accounts Payable to ensure payments were correct and on time.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BS
Bachelor of Science
4

Paralegal/immigration Specialist

Team leader for a group specialized in assisting recently acquired or merged companies with their employment matters. Responsibilities included managing the migration of employees, their records, and relevant employment documentation. Extensive travel throughout the U.S. to provide onsite support and project management.

  • Reviewed and analyzed various contracts, agreements, and governmental forms, including the Form I-9.
  • Drafted and revised various contracts and agreements, including labor condition agreements.
  • Responsible for database management and information security.
  • Extensive knowledge of immigration status and its impact on both the employer and employee.
  • Fluent in Spanish, including reading and writing.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
5

Senior Immigration Specialist and Paralegal

As a Senior Immigration Specialist and Paralegal, assumed a leadership position within the Immigration Organization to ensure the attraction and retention of critical talent, by effectively managing the process of preparing and filing of all nonimmigrant visas with the appropriate government agencies. A strategic partner for business groups and human resources, on the immigration needs for Motorola.

  • Processed visas: B-1, H-1B, J-1, L-1, TN, O-1 and EAD Cards.
  • Managed reports to obtain information of local new-hires, transfer of employment visas, expatriate transfers, visa expiry and/or preparation for notification to employees to collect documentation to extend current visas.
  • Responsible to work with Motorola's U.S. and Global managers to oversee the development and delivery of U.S. and global visa services for employees of Motorola worldwide and continuously improve processes and policies as needed.
  • Managed the following: individuals' petitions, visa consulate packets, EAD Cards, labor condition applications, export control and maintaining DOL public access files.
  • Implemented and communicated immigration policies and procedures.
  • Partnered with human resources and staffing departments with recruitment efforts for the businesses hiring needs.
  • Provided immigration training to Motorola employees, human resources, recruiters, business managers, and other key work partners and groups.
  • Introduced and managed 5 Motorola J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs for the foreign exchange visitors. (Programs: Internships, Trainees, Research Scholar, Short Term Scholars, and Professors)
  • Maintained compliance with SEVIS and the Department of State regulations and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service regulations.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
C
Program
BA
Business
6

Immigration Specialist-bia Board of Immigration Appeals Representative

  • Represented clients in front of the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services for their immigration cases.
  • Supervised four staff member for the Grand Island office.
  • Communicated with federal agencies concerning the cases of clients.
  • Provided monthly presentations regarding immigration topics to the community.
  • Performed legal and factual research and maintained client's file in order.
  • Drafted legal documents including immigration forms, affidavits and letters of support.
  • Translated documents, affidavits, and declarations for clients' cases.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AAS
Paralegal Studies
BS
Criminal Justice
7

Immigration Specialist

Manage global immigration services for clients and relocating families to ensure appropriate immigration documents are obtained

  • Independently interpret, analyze, and evaluate individual case information and immigration laws and regulations worldwide
  • Ensure compliance with relevant immigration laws for various visa types in countries worldwide
  • Utilize proprietary company software to update essential documentation and track expiration and renewal dates of various visas and other immigration documents
  • Manage legalization/apostille and police clearance certificate processes as needed for immigration requirements
  • Conduct implementation of immigration services with new and existing clients based on corporate policies
  • Source and manage global immigration partner relationships in line with company standards and ISO procedures
  • Develop and maintain immigration reporting for clients, relocating families, and internal company use
  • Create presentations and conduct training sessions both externally and internally
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Administration Of Justice
8

Immigration Specialist

  • Identified gaps and implemented system improvement of the U.S. visa and green card process for a global company with over 30,000 employees worldwide.
  • Educated and trained HR personnel on U.S. immigration requirements and ensured adherence to organizational procedures and global compliance
  • Coordinated with external counsel to collect information from employees and HR for submission of immigration applications.
  • Developed strategies to resolve difficult immigration/employment situations through partnership with HR teams, management, outside counsel and employees.
  • Partnered with Mobility Counselors worldwide to coordinate employee relocation timing and deployment dates.
  • Collaborated with HR Operations teams to develop functional reports and metrics and maintain Global Mobility database to monitor visa activity.
  • Coordinated with counsel on submission of Canadian Work Permit Applications.
  • Carried out duties of a J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer for company J-1 program.
  • Oversaw the vendor relationship, including providing feedback regarding service levels and review invoices for accuracy.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Sociology / Paralegal Studies
9

Immigration Specialist

Manage and advise 350 - 400 multicultural applicants, while filing complete and accurate immigration
applications.

  • Maintain and coordinate case management files in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security and State regulations and guidelines.
  • Establish scheduling for face-to-face consultations.
  • Interpret and apply immigration law, policy, and procedure for favorable case outcome.
  • Collect and arrange client documents and data for application submission while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Draft monthly statistical report in a timely manner.
  • Manage monthly translations of 30-40 foreign documents.
  • Manage daily monetary log.
  • Identify and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal agencies.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
10

Immigration Specialist

  • Manage and coordinate all activities associated with our clients’ sponsorship of foreign employees
  • Liaise directly with senior executives, global mobility teams, recruiters, and HR representatives in order to support immigration matters such as I-9 / E-Verify records, assessing and recommending visa classifications, and submitting visa and green card applications on behalf of employees and their dependents
  • Advise clients and maintain knowledge of changes in immigration policies/regulations in order to serve as point of contact for foreign employees and their employers with respect to communicating the complex nature of immigration law
  • Develop, update, and manage internal immigration resources, process flows, procedures, and monthly status reports with strict attention to detail
  • Manage the firm’s budget and administrative operations
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
International Studies
MA
International Relations

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