Employers must navigate the relationship between layoffs and the green card application process for PERM. Read the specifics of how laying off U.S. workers can impact foreign employee sponsorship.
Navigating the intricate immigration processes is no easy task. Here, we discuss our client’s journey, over 12 years, transitioning from a TN Visa, with several changes of employers and visa statuses, to finally obtaining a green card through PERM for himself and his family. This story exemplifies our commitment and expertise in helping clients secure their U.S. permanent residency.
Under the USCMA Canadian and Mexican citizens can qualify for TN visa status to work and live in the United States under certain professions. Many times, an employer decides to make the offer of employment permanent and sponsor the employee for US permanent residence (green card). We recently helped a Canadian citizen go from a TN Visa as Recreational Therapist to a green card through the perm process. We discuss the process and this approval here.
On March 15, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance on how they determine an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for EB1, EB2, and EB3 employment-based immigrant visa petitions. Read the full guidance here.
Both Canadian and Mexican citizens can qualify for TN visa status to work and live in the United States. In some cases, an employer decides to make the offer of employment permanent and sponsor the employee for US permanent residence (green card). We recently helped a Canadian citizen go from a TN Visa as an IT management consultant to a green card through the perm process. We discuss the process and this approval here.
Proving a company’s ability to pay the required wage during the I-140 Petition process can be a daunting task. This article guides employers on how to navigate this requirement effectively, discussing the necessary documents and potential pitfalls.
We recently received the approval of a DOL ETA 9089 for a Civil Engineer. We discuss this approval and the process below.
Experience letters for a PERM or I-140 petition are critical in proving that you meet all the required conditions listed on the ETA 9089 form. These letters, ideally from former employers, provide evidence of necessary work experience and skills.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) plays an essential role in managing foreign worker applications via its Office for Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC). They issue prevailing wage determinations (PWD) and permanent labor certifications (PERM) for international workforce members. It’s easy to follow the progression of your application via the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG). Keep in mind, processing periods for both PWD and PERM can fluctuate due to caseload and varying factors.
If you are a skilled foreign worker seeking to immigrate to the United States, the US Employment-Based (EB) immigrant visa categories can offer you a pathway. We provide a detailed guide to these categories to help you understand your eligibility.