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Category: PERM Center

  • Tips for Drafting the PERM Job Description

    The PERM green card process is quite a time-consuming and expensive investment that requires technical review and thoughtful strategizing at the outset. The full PERM process itself before filing an I-140 petition takes months, typically at least six to eight at a minimum.  When working with my clients, we spend a good amount of time […]
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  • PERM & I-140 Work Experience Letters

    At the I-140 stage of filing a PERM green card, employees must prove that they gained the required work experience and skills noted on the certified PERM.  How do they do it? With work experience and employment confirmation letters from their former employers. USCIS is pretty nit-picky with these letters. The best kind of evidence is […]
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  • What Exactly is the Purpose of PERM in the Green Card Process?

    PERM is an electronically-filed, attestation-based application filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by an employer who wishes to sponsor a foreign national for an employment-based green card. The PERM exists as a way for the DOL to help make sure that employers are not using the immigration system to take jobs from U.S. […]
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  • PERM Audits: Common Issues & Red Flags

    To combat fraud by employers utilizing the PERM process, the Department of Labor (DOL) will sometimes audit the case.  There are two types of audits that can occur during processing: A random audit may occur by unplanned chance as a DOL mechanism to ensure that the electronic PERM system is not being abused by employers. A targeted audit occurs when […]
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  • Recruitment for PERM Green Card Cases

    When a U.S. employer sponsors a foreign worker for a green card through the PERM process, the employer is required to undertake numerous tasks to prove to the Department of Labor that the foreign worker will not displace any American worker by taking the permanent job being offered to them. In all PERM cases, there […]
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