PERM Labor Certification: Green Cards For Your Foreign Workers

PERM stands for Program Electronic Review Management. It is a permanent residence certification process conducted by the Department of Labor. Companies wishing to sponsor foreign national workers must demonstrate through PERM that they made honest attempts to find qualified U.S. workers for the positions, but were unable to find them.

If your company is successful in satisfying DOL requirements, your employee will be eligible to petition for a green card and you will have retained a valuable business asset. If your application is done poorly, you may lose that valuable asset.

No Guarantee, But A Necessary First Step

Simply filing or obtaining PERM labor certification for a worker is no guarantee of permanent resident status or permission to remain in the U.S. All it certifies is that your business was unable to find the workers it needs in that area. The next step is for the business to submit an I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition on behalf of the worker.

The PERM process is not simple. DOL will conduct a sponsorship check of the employer. Some applications are audited, a step which may add 30 days to the process. Employers wishing to file electronically need to register with the PERM website.

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