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General PERM Information

Chicago Immigration Attorneys - Labor Certification PERM Lawyers

Our Chicago immigration lawyers can help you understand the PERM process to apply for a labor certification on behalf of a foreign worker. Our Chicago immigration law firm helps employers successfully file PERM applications in order to keep valuable foreign employees in the United States.

In order to sponsor a foreign national for a permanent residence an employer usually must apply to the Secretary of Labor for a labor certification that there are not enough domestic workers available in the United States to perform the work and that the noncitizen's immigration will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of the U.S. workers.

The intending employer may not file an immigrant petition with USCIS unless the employer has obtained a labor certification, and includes the labor certification with the petition. The employer can obtain a labor certification as provided in regulations published by the U.S. Department of Labor using PERM (Program Electronic Review Management). PERM is basically an attestation and audit system under which employers seeking permanent labor certification conduct advertising and recruitment prior to filing the labor certification application. Before an employer can submit an application for a labor certification, the employer must comply with numerous requirements listed in the Department of Labor regulations.

If you are seeking to sponsor a foreign national through employment, we can help you navigate effectively through the maze of immigration and nationality laws. Call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration law issues or questions.

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