Global Immigration Specialist

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description


As the Square Global Immigration Specialist you will serve as the central point of contact and manage information among various stakeholders of active and potential immigration cases.  This position will focus primarily on non-US Immigration, with heavy emphasis on Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, to name a few. You will be responsible for overseeing the immigration life cycle, from assessment to permanent residency, inclusive of administrative tasks required for compliance.  You will liaison with new hires, current employees, recruiters, hiring managers, hrbps, Square’s designated immigration counsel, mobility, and our internal employment law team. You will also be exposed and own US immigration, relocation, and tax cases, as necessary, due to volume and back up coverage.  You will be part of a team as we build this function at Square.

You will:

  • Manage Immigration Caseload, including:

    • New Hire Immigration Cases:

      • Immigration Assessment Cases - Serve as the point of contact for recruiters/hrbps as they explore the viability of potential sponsorship for potential candidates.  Manage the assessment process; consult with HRBP, recruiter, manager, and employee as needed in partnership with Square’s designated immigration counsel. Explore options for employment sponsorship and communicate process and timelines to all key stakeholders.  

      • Escalate immigration issues to Immigration Lead and provide suggestions when the process takes an unexpected turn.

    • Manage Current Employee Immigration Cases - Serving as the point of contact for current employees going through various types of immigration process (new visas, change of status, amendment, extensions, business travel, permanent residency)

      • Proactively work with employees, managers, hrbs, recruiters, and Square’s designated immigration counsel to communicate statuses and timelines

      • Own internal processes for permanent residency requirements including recruiting management, applicant communications, and application preparation review

      • Own country specific immigration compliance initiatives, projects, and reporting requirements

  • Assist Immigration Lead with the following:

    • Management of Square’s designated immigration counsel

    • Maintenance of internal Wiki, maintenance of process workflows, compiling program metrics, and business travel support, along with other projects as assigned

    • Review invoices in partnership with our legal operations team, for immigration-related services, reviewing for accuracy, tracking for trends, and escalating to lead as appropriate.

    • Ensure immigration data is accurately maintained and that the organization's immigration compliance records have an appropriate level of data security

    • Contribute to a broader team responsible for HR compliance such as Global Right to Work Checks, employment law, and immigration audits

    • Supporting M&A projects

    • Partner with mobility on relocation & tax matters including domestic and international assignments, permanent move transfers, work directly and own relocation and tax cases  

    • Rollout of training and compliance projects as assigned



  • Bachelor degree or equivalent years of experience

  • 4-5 years working with a corporate immigration program strongly desired

  • Familiarity with Global Immigration (non-US specific) strongly preferred

  • Customer-service focused

  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and handle employee confidential information with discretion

  • Ability to research, assess facts, and determine their impact to the business

  • Familiarity with Workday, Google Suite/MS Office, and Equus Software a plus

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources