Visa Delays Spur Businesses To Try Remote Work Abroad 1 Visa Delays Spur Businesses To Try Remote Work Abroad

Visa Delays Spur Businesses To Try Remote Work Abroad

By Alyssa Aquino (August 2, 2022, 8:52 PM EDT) — U.S. businesses feeling the financial heat of a historic immigration backlog are turning to remote work abroad while they endure lengthy visa processing times that are keeping sought-after international recruits overseas.

Amid the scramble to get immigration paperwork settled, U.S. companies are revising their remote-work policies, training employees from afar and, if possible, transferring them to other overseas branches in efforts that immigration attorneys are describing as imperfect, but temporary, fixes to weather the wait.

Remote work overseas is a nonstarter for some domestic businesses. But companies that can accommodate it have to absorb the cost of keeping parts of their…