IBM HR Professional: Immigration Specialist in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience – it’s what IBMers do. As we tackle the world’s biggest challenges, our company continues to grow, we’re looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era.Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers - people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals.As an immigration Specialist, you will be called to provide immigration, and relocation support to relocating employees. This role will act as point person for foreign national inquiries for current attorneys, staff and recruits. The Immigration Specialist will liaise with the Firm’s external counsel to secure and maintain employment authorization for Kirkland employees, and guide foreign nationals through non-immigrant and immigrant visa processes. This position is part of the Attorney Recruiting, Training & Development department.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSOversee expatriate and immigration programs, and assist foreign nationals with immigration proceduresProvide comprehensive, expert guidance to attorneys and staff on all immigration matters throughout every stage of the processEnsure all paperwork, including non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and applications filed with the local immigration authorities, are completed accurately and in a timely mannerEnsure compliance with all applicable rules and regulationsProvide visa consultation and guidance to pre-offer candidatesMaintain visa tracking reports utilizing Microsoft Excel and provide regular updates on the status of deliverablesEvaluate visa extension and green card review listsInitiate visa and/or green card applications for candidates and new hiresConsult with legal counsel on complex immigration issues and serve as primary point of contact for employees throughout the immigration processInteract with internal and external recruiters, HR representatives, and business managers to manage and coordinate immigration processes for potential new hires and existing foreign national employees

As an immigration Specialist, you will be called to provide immigration, and relocation support to relocating employees. This role will act as point person for foreign national inquiries for current attorneys, staff and recruits. The Immigration Specialist will liaise with the Firm’s external counsel to secure and maintain employment authorization for Kirkland employees, and guide foreign nationals through non-immigrant and immigrant visa processes. This position is part of the Attorney Recruiting, Training & Development department.

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IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.