How to apply for PERM Labor Certification

A permanent labor certification (“PERM”) is a form that an employer must obtain from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) before petitioning for a foreign worker for permanent residency (“green card”).  For most employment-based immigrant visa petitions, the U.S. employer must demonstrate through PERM labor certification process that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, willing, qualified, and available to accept the position offered to the foreign worker and that the employment will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.  A labor certification is only required if the U.S. employer wishes to hire a foreign worker on a permanent basis for a green card, and is not necessary if the employment is for temporary, non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, O-1, or TN.

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