Senior Immigration Paralegal

Tesla Motors  •  Fremont, CA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Automotive

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17
Fremont, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17



Tesla Motors is seeking a SeniorImmigration Paralegal to join its in-house immigration program. This position will report to senior legal counsel and will assist in handling a large portion of immigration matters in-house (specifically the preparation and filing of employment-based, non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications). This position is also responsible for compiling and maintaining various immigration status reports.


Start-to-finish preparation of employment-based immigration petitions with minimal assistance and supervision, including:

  • O-1, H, L-1, TN, H-3, and E-3 visas;
  • EB-1, NIW, PERM, I-140 petitions and I-485 applications, including handling of recruitment steps necessary to sponsor a foreign national employee for PERM.
  • Regularly provide instruction and advice to Tesla employees and foreign nationals on immigration practices and procedures.
  • Assist with any problems that may arise relative to a foreign national's immigration status.
  • Ensure employee and employer compliance with Tesla’s new immigration policy and procedures.
  • Evaluate issues for escalation as needed.
  • Prepare monthly status expiration reports and update immigration tracking system.
  • Assist with the coordination of Global immigration services for Tesla employees assigned to work in foreign countries.


  • Bachelor’s degreewith a strong academic background or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Minimum of 8 years of immigration paralegal experiencerequired.
  • In-depth knowledge of immigration law, including experiencewith each visa type mentioned above.
  • Experiencewithin an in-house immigration team at a large company or a large volume law-firm immigration practice group.
  • Strong legal writing and drafting skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a must.
  • Experiencewith Tracker Immigration Software is a plus.
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