TEMP TO PERM
The employment-based adjustment of status road is a long and complicated one. Let us explain the process to you. Or, if you're already familiar with it, let us know how we can help you start the process.
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Given the huge backlogs for EB-3's, many people who contact us are interested in EB-2 positions. Others inquire about the NIW (national interest waiver) or some other way to bypass the labor certification (PERM) requirement.
We have extensive experience preparing and filing ETA 9089 PERM applications, and also the more difficult I-140 petitions where issues such as ability to pay the prevailing wage come up. The DOL scrutinizes PERM applications very carefully and audits are commonplace. We've successfully obtained green cards in all 3 types of EB-1 applications.*
Since the pre-PERM backlog cleared in September 2007, the DOL has sharply increased its scrutiny of PERM applications. Audits are more and more common. DOL scrutinizes not only the recruitment process, but the job itself, setting complicated standards involving a delicate balancing of prevailing wage determinations, SVP ranges, and O*Net job descriptions. DOL and USCIS speak two different languages. A successful employment-based adjustment of status process requires an attorney fluent in both.
KNOWLEDGE CENTER: Be sure to check out our overview of employment-based immigration. H-1B's, labor certifications, and other work-related visas.
* - These are the outstanding researcher, alien of extraordinary ability, and multinational executive categories, for which no labor certification is required. Past success is no guarantee of future success, but having an attorney is extremely helpful.