What is PERM?
PERM (The Program Electronic Review Management) is the classification used by the immigration for processing the labor certifications that is the initial step the foreign nationals need to take for obtaining an EB-2 or EB-3 immigrant visa.
In the PERM process, the petitioning employer need to go through a couple of recruitment activities for testing the labor market before filing a certification application. During the recruitment procedure, if the employer discovers that there are not sufficient number of skilled, qualified applicants, whether any U.S. citizen or permanent resident, then the employer need to submit a (PERM) labor certification application.
The major cause that requires this revision of workers, is the decline in the labor certification application under PERM. Despite the reduced processing time, this article talks about people with cognizable case on the basis of exceptional or extraordinary talents.
How to Build your Perfect PERM application?
The first thing you will need to do to file the perfect PERM application is to appeal for a prevailing wage determination for respective position offered. Also, the employer must craft a perfect job description for the work position.
The second important thing that you need is drafting the advertisements for testing the labor market before filing the PERM application. This step is required for ensuring that no able, skilled, qualified, or willing applicant (US citizen/permanent resident) is there for filling the position.
The third point is that you need to follow the recruitment list as what type of advertisements should be placed and where. If you don’t follow this recruitment procedure closely this can lead to compromising on the complete PERM application.
After completing all the above mentioned steps, the next big step for the employer is filing the ETA Form 9089 through the Department of Labor. During the process the employer should prove the following:
- There are no sufficient U.S. workers, qualified, or willing to accept the respective job offer contradicting the prevailing wages for that job position in the area and the employer expects the foreign worker to accept the job offer.
- By employment of the foreign worker, neither the working conditions nor the wages of pre-employed U.S. workers will be unpleasantly affected.
If everything goes well, you receive an approved certificate from the Department of Labor. After this, the employer can use the certification for filing the Form I-140 Petition for being an Immigrant Worker.
Without a doubt, the application of PERM requires a reassessment of all the strategies for obtaining a permanent residence status.
In case, you are still confused with filing the PERM application, all you need to do, is to appoint an expert immigration lawyer from Ilexlaw. Professional expertise from immigration lawyers will help you understand the complete procedure of how to file the PERM application, and to employ workers from outside US.