How Does the PERM Labor Certification Process Work?

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PERM labor certification

For many foreign nationals, there are few things more important than gaining employment here in the United States. One of the best ways for foreign nationals to do so is through PERM Labor Certification. Please continue reading and reach out to our dedicated PERM Labor Certification lawyers to learn more about the process and how we can help you through it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is PERM Labor Certification?

The Program Electronic Review Management method is the process by which foreign nationals can get a green card through employment here in the United States. Essentially, this is a streamlined, internet-based process that will give a person the right to live and work in the U.S.

To gain an employment-based green card through this process, an employee will need to apply for a job for which they are qualified, but there are not enough American citizens able, willing, qualified, and available to perform.

The primary purpose of this program is to speed up the process of allowing foreign nationals to work in certain fields of employment without impacting American workers and their wages.

How can I gain employment in the United States through this program?

First, a prospective employer will have to file a Prevailing Wage Determination Request form with the U.S. Department of Labor. From there, the DOL will determine a fair wage based on the job description. Finally, the employer will get the labor certification, file Form I-140 with USCIS, and the prospective employee may then file for an adjustment of status application.

How long does the process usually take?

Typically, the labor certification process takes anywhere between 45-60 days. That said, there are some cases where the Department of Labor will have to conduct an audit, which may extend the duration of the process.

The Lightman Law Firm is experienced in guiding clients through each step of the process to ensure everything moves along as smoothly as possible, and we are here to put that experience to work for you as well. If you would like to learn more about the labor certification process, or you have any questions about how it works, simply contact the Lightman Law Firm today.