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Tag: PERM_Process

  • Understanding the National Interest Waiver (NIW): An Effective Pathway for US Immigration

    The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a valuable tool within the U.S. immigration system, particularly under the EB-2 visa category, which includes professionals holding advanced degrees or individuals with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Unlike traditional employment-based visa processes, the NIW allows eligible individuals to bypass the labor certification process, commonly known […]
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  • PERM Processing Times

    There are a few different paths to receiving a green card in the U.S. One way in which this can be achieved is through sponsorship by an employer via the 3-step PERM process: Obtain a Certified Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) from the Department of Labor; File a Preference Petition with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services […]
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  • What is the PERM Notice of Filing?

    The PERM Notice of Filing (NOF) – also referred to as an Internal Posting Notice (IPN) and not to be confused with the H-1B LCA posting notice – is intended to notify a company’s U.S. workforce that a labor certification may be filed for a foreign worker for a job opportunity with the employer. The […]
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  • 3 Key Things to Consider Before Starting the PERM Process

    The PERM green card process a time-consuming and expensive investment that requires thoughtful strategizing at the outset. Here are three things to consider before starting the PERM case. Watch our video below and for more info go to our PERM/Green Card Center. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • FAQ October 2020 Visa Bulletin

    On September 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) released the highly-anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin, released monthly by the DOS, provides updated dates on when a foreign national can submit their Adjustment of Status (AOS) application or have their AOS case adjudicated. The submission of an AOS application is the final step […]
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  • What is PERM? An Overview of the PERM Process

    If you are an immigration lawyer, an employer who has sponsored a foreign worker for a green card, or a foreign worker yourself, chances are you have heard the term “PERM” before. The PERM certification is the primary step before a foreign national can continue their journey to achieving their employer-sponsored green card and is […]
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  • The PERM Difference: EB-2 and EB-3 Categories

    The United States makes approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas available each fiscal year for foreign nationals as well as their spouses and children who wish to obtain a U.S. green card. The allocation of these visa numbers are divided into five preference categories based on their occupational skills. An individual needs the right combination of […]
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  • Foundation of the PERM Process: Skills & Business Necessity

    For a PERM green card case, it is important to confirm the educational requirements and a specific list of skills that a prospective candidate must possess to perform the job. These requirements and skills and will lead to the Department of Labor’s determination of the prevailing wage rate, and even more importantly, drive the recruitment […]
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  • Determining a Prevailing Wage for PERM

    Once a job description and requirements have been hammered down, the next step in the PERM process is to obtain a prevailing wage determination from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that the hiring of a foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of […]
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  • Navigating the PERM Recruitment Process

    One of the key points within the PERM process is the recruitment phase. The recruitment process is an essential step to the PERM process because it tests the labor market to prove there are no authorized and qualified U.S. workers available for the job an employer is trying to hire a foreign national to fill. […]
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