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Labor Certification (PERM)

Unlocking Opportunities Through PERM: Your Path to Professional Success.

Your Trusted Guide through the Permanent Labor Certification Process

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A Brief Introduction into the PERM Process

At Immigration Legal Center, we deeply understand the pivotal role that labor certification plays in unlocking employment-based immigration opportunities through the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process. Whether you’re an employer aiming to recruit global talent or an individual seeking permanent residency in the United States, we recognize the complexities and significance of the PERM journey. Our team is committed to providing you with comprehensive support and guidance at every stage, ensuring a smooth and successful experience.

Understanding Permanent Labor Certification (PERM):

Labor certification, overseen by the Department of Labor (DOL), stands as a vital step in the process of hiring foreign workers for U.S. job positions. Its primary objective is to ensure that the employment of foreign workers does not negatively impact job opportunities for U.S. workers. To obtain labor certification, employers must demonstrate to the DOL that no qualified U.S. workers are available to fill the positions they intend to fill with foreign workers. This entails conducting rigorous recruitment efforts and submitting extensive documentation, including job descriptions and recruitment records. While the process can be complex and time-consuming, it is essential for individuals seeking permanent residency in the U.S.

Through our expertise at the Immigration Legal Center, we guide employers and individuals through the intricacies of the labor certification process, maximizing their chances of success. Our dedicated team provides personalized assistance tailored to your specific needs and objectives. We offer thorough support, from initial consultation to the final stages of the process, ensuring that you are well-prepared and informed every step of the way. Contact us today for comprehensive support with your labor certification needs, and let us help you navigate the path to employment-based immigration in the United States with confidence and ease.

In addition to providing guidance through the labor certification process, Immigration Legal Center offers ongoing assistance beyond obtaining certification. We understand that navigating the complexities of employment-based immigration does not end with labor certification. Our team remains by your side to support you through subsequent stages, such as visa application and adjustment of status, ensuring that you have the resources and guidance you need at every step of your journey towards permanent residency in the United States. With our unwavering commitment to your success, you can trust Immigration Legal Center to be your dedicated partner in achieving your immigration goals. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a brighter future in the United States.

Thorough support at each stage of the process

Navigating the complexities of the Permanent Labor Certification process demands astute navigation and precise execution, qualities that define our seasoned team of immigration attorneys. Here’s how our comprehensive approach unfolds:

Initial Consultation: Our partnership begins with a thorough evaluation of your eligibility for labor certification under the PERM process. During this initial consultation, we delve into the specifics of your job offer, your qualifications, and the unique requirements of the position. This dialogue allows us to craft a tailored strategy that aligns with your goals and maximizes your chances of success.

Document Preparation and Recruitment: We understand the importance of meticulous preparation and adherence to stringent labor market testing standards. Our team assists you in compiling the necessary documents and facilitating the recruitment efforts required for the PERM application. From drafting job postings to coordinating recruitment efforts, we ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, laying the groundwork for a successful application.

Submission and Follow-Up: Once your PERM application is ready, you can trust us to handle the submission process with precision and efficiency. We submit your application to the Department of Labor (DOL) and closely monitor its progress through the adjudication stages. Throughout this process, we keep you informed of any developments and guide your responses to any requests for additional information or documentation.

Visa Application and Beyond: With your labor certification approved, we stand ready to assist you in navigating the next steps of the immigration process. Whether it involves securing an employment-based immigrant visa or adjusting your status within the United States, our team provides comprehensive support and guidance every step of the way. From preparing visa applications to facilitating consular interviews, we ensure a seamless transition to the next phase of your immigration journey.

At Immigration Legal Center, we are committed to providing you with the expertise and support you need to navigate the PERM process with confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward achieving your employment-based immigration goals in the United States.

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Why Choose the Immigration Legal Center?

Expertise and Experience: Drawing from years of immersion in the complexities of immigration law, our attorneys bring a wealth of expertise to the table. With a deep understanding of the PERM process and its intricacies, we possess the knowledge and insight needed to navigate each step with precision and efficacy. Our track record of success speaks volumes about our ability to secure favorable outcomes for our clients, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Personalized Attention: At Immigration Legal Center, we understand that no two cases are alike. That’s why we take a personalized approach to client representation, tailoring our strategies to align with your unique needs, goals, and circumstances. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, you can expect attentive and responsive service that is focused on your individual objectives. Your satisfaction and success are paramount to us, and we go above and beyond to ensure that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional.

Commitment to Success: Your aspirations and ambitions are at the heart of everything we do. We are deeply committed to helping you achieve your goals and realize your dreams of building a future in the United States. Our team’s unwavering dedication to your success drives us to relentlessly pursue the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. With us by your side, you can rest assured that your future is in capable hands.

Ready to Begin?

Embark on your Permanent Labor Certification journey with confidence by reaching out to Immigration Legal Center today. Schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys and let us steer you towards your career aspirations in the United States. Together, we’ll navigate the complexities of the PERM process and chart a course for success. Your future awaits – let’s make it happen.

Documents Required for Labor Certification (PERM) Process

Successfully preparing and submitting a Labor Certification application through the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process requires meticulous attention to detail and the compilation of various documents to support your application. At Immigration Legal Center, we are dedicated to ensuring that all required documentation is complete, accurate, and submitted in a timely manner. Here’s a breakdown of the key documents needed for the PERM application process:


Job Offer Letter

A detailed job offer letter from the employer outlining the terms and conditions of employment, including job title, duties, salary, location, and other relevant information.

Prevailing Wage Determination

The employer must obtain a prevailing wage determination from the Department of Labor (DOL) to ensure that the offered wage meets or exceeds the prevailing wage for the occupation and location.

Recruitment Documentation

Documentation of the recruitment efforts conducted to test the labor market and demonstrate the unavailability of qualified U.S. workers for the position. This may include job postings, advertisements, and recruitment reports detailing the methods used and the response received.

Proof of Employer's Ability to Pay

Documentation demonstrating the employer's ability to pay the offered wage, such as financial statements, tax returns, or payroll records.

Job Description

A detailed job description outlining the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the position being offered to the foreign worker.

Educational and Work Experience Documentation

Documentation of the foreign worker's educational qualifications and work experience relevant to the position. This may include transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and letters of recommendation.

Employer's Supporting Documentation

Additional documentation to support the employer's application, such as organizational charts, business licenses, and evidence of the employer's business operations and financial stability.

Form ETA-9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification

This is the primary form used to apply for labor certification through the PERM process. The employer must complete and submit this form, along with all required supporting documentation, to the DOL.

Immigration Legal Center’s Role in Document Preparation

At Immigration Legal Center, we understand the importance of thorough document preparation in the PERM process. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you and your employer to ensure that all required documents are gathered, reviewed, and submitted accurately and on time. We’ll guide you through each step of the process, providing personalized assistance and support to maximize your chances of success.

Maintaining Status and Compliance

Your Responsibilities After PERM Approval

Securing approval for your Labor Certification through the PERM process is a significant milestone in your journey towards permanent residency in the United States. However, it’s important to understand that your responsibilities do not end with the approval of your PERM application. At Immigration Legal Center, we are committed to providing you with the guidance and support you need to maintain compliance with immigration regulations and navigate the next steps in your immigration journey effectively.

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Adherence to Job Offer and Employment Terms

You must continue to work for the employer who sponsored your PERM application and adhere to the terms and conditions outlined in the approved Labor Certification, including the job title, duties, and salary offered.

Visa Application or Adjustment of Status

Depending on your immigration status and circumstances, you may need to apply for an employment-based immigrant visa (such as an EB-2 or EB-3 visa) at a U.S. consulate abroad or adjust your status to lawful permanent resident if you're already in the United States.

Maintaining Valid Immigration Status

While awaiting the next steps in the immigration process, it's essential to maintain valid immigration status in the United States, whether through employment authorization, a non-immigrant visa, or another lawful status.

Compliance with Reporting Requirements

You may be required to report any changes in your employment, address, or other relevant circumstances to the appropriate government agencies, such as the Department of Labor or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Our Role in Supporting Your Compliance

At Immigration Legal Center, we understand the importance of staying compliant with immigration regulations and navigating the next steps in the immigration process effectively. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to fulfill your responsibilities and move forward with confidence.

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Consultations and Guidance

We offer ongoing consultations to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your immigration status and provide guidance on maintaining compliance with immigration regulations.

Assistance with Visa Applications and Adjustments of Status

Our team can assist you in preparing and filing the necessary visa applications or adjustment of status petitions with USCIS and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Monitoring and Updates

We keep abreast of changes to immigration laws and regulations that may impact your immigration status and provide updates and guidance as needed to ensure ongoing compliance.


If you’re ready to take the next step in your immigration journey and pursue Labor Certification (PERM), we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at your earliest convenience. During this consultation, we’ll delve into the specifics of your situation, assess your eligibility for the PERM process, and outline the steps needed to move forward successfully. Our knowledgeable attorneys are here to provide personalized guidance and support, ensuring that you navigate the complexities of PERM with confidence. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards achieving your career goals in the United States.


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