VISANOW News Release
VISANOW HELPS ATMI MANAGE GREEN CARD IMMIGRATION PROCESSING OVERFLOW
Leading Immigration Services Provider Offers Support and Responsiveness During Period of Heightened Activity for I-485 Preparation
CHICAGO, IL July 24, 2007 – Leading immigration solutions provider VISANOW recently helped ATMI (NASDAQ: ATMI) manage a significantly heightened immigration activity period when the majority of employment-based visas were removed from a lengthy backlog. The announcement made by the Department of State (DOS) impacted the green card applications of several employees at ATMI, a supplier of specialty materials and high-purity materials handling and delivery solutions, who could now prepare to file their Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status) petitions on July 1, 2007.
Leveraging its technology-based model for delivering legal services, VISANOW was able to maintain its responsiveness and customer service levels despite the flood of hundreds of employees from corporations such as ATMI, who were rushing to prepare and file their Form I-485s on July 1.
For Glenda Edwards, talent acquisition manager at ATMI, the time between June 13 – when the DOS announced the priority date movement – and July 1, when the DOS would initially accept applications – was one of the most stressful periods her department has ever experienced. Says Edwards, “Throughout this emotional time for our affected employees, VISANOW was always available through its Q&A site. They helped us interpret the DOS announcements and address our employees’ questions and concerns. VISANOW did a great job staying very professional, but their empathy for our employees was clear.”
“Our process is built on patented technology that provides companies such as ATMI and their applicants with a centralized and transparent solution so they always know where their cases stand,” says Bob Meltzer, CEO of VISANOW. “By integrating legal services with online technology that allows applicants to directly access our legal team, we were able to come through for our clients during a period when some law firms failed to even address their applicant’s questions, let alone prepare the applications in time for filing.”
VISANOW’s Web-based solution allows HR departments to reduce the cost and time of processing applications, increase responsiveness to questions and provide increased access to information throughout the immigration process. Moreover, VISANOW can handle thousands of applications more per year than traditional legal providers. This capability also provides the scalability necessary during times of significantly increased application volume.
Adds Edwards: “Hands down, we’re very pleased with the VISANOW Web-based model. If I polled all of our active and non-active employees who went through the process, they would agree. The control and empowerment ATMI employees have is priceless.”
VISANOW has redefined the way immigration services are delivered with a process that consistently provides faster responses, allows greater access to information and saves time. Since 1998, VISANOW has combined superior client support and innovative technology designed to simplify the immigration process for corporations and their foreign employees.