PERM Labor Certification Attorney

Dedicated to global immigration law, the Warren Law Firm helps both U.S. employers and foreign national professionals obtain a variety of visas and work certifications so they can work in America temporarily on a short- or long-term basis.

About PERM Labor Certification

Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each fiscal year for people, their spouses and children who seek to immigrate to the U.S. based on their specific job skills, education and/or work experience. If you possess the right combination and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States.

To qualify for a labor certification from the Department of Labor for a temporary or permanent resident status, your San Francisco PERM Labor Certification Attorney must:

  • Determine your minimum requirements for the available position
  • Establish a prevailing wage in the U.S.
  • Recruit the right candidate
  • Review U.S. workers who may be eligible for the position
  • Process the application through the Department Of Labor.

The five employment-based immigrant visa preferences are:

  • First Preference EB-1: Reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers. It does NOT require a Labor Certification. Read more.
  • Second Preference EB-2: Reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. It DOES require a labor certification , unless the applicant can obtain a national interest waiver. Read more.
    • A National Interest Waiver is a type of employment-based immigration waiver that waives the requirement of a labor certification because the type of employment is for the sake of “national interest to the United States. In order to be eligible for this waiver, an applicant must have an advanced degree or exceptional ability in the arts, science or business. An applicant must show that the job he or she wishes to perform is in the scope of national interest. In addition, the applicant must also show that the Labor Certification will adversely affect national interest. Read more.
  • Third Preference EB-3: Reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers. It DOES require a Labor Certification. Read more.
  • Fourth Preference EB-4: Reserved for “special immigrants,” which includes certain religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts, retired employees of international organizations, alien minors who are wards of courts in the U.S., and other classes of aliens. Read more.
  • Fifth Preference EB-5: Reserved for business investors who invest $1 million or $500,000 (if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers. It does NOT require a Labor Certification. Read more.

To take the first steps in obtaining a PERM Labor Certification, contact Warren Law Firm for a free, brief consultation.

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