PERM visa

Lyndhurst PERM visa attorney

Guiding individuals towards permanent status

Hand for a handshake. The conclusion of the transaction.There are many instances where an employer and worker find a mutual interest in changing the status of the employee from a nonimmigrant to a lawful permanent resident and holder of a green card. This allows an individual to live and work in the United States indefinitely, with or without eventual naturalization. In March of 2005, the federal government implemented a completely electronic labor certification system called PERM that allows the government to reduce processing times for labor certification to under 60 days. Issues arose because PERM made it easier for people to become eligible, but congress continued to stick to an annual quota of allowed visas, limiting the issuance of green cards to the many that were approved. The standards for PERM are complex and having the right attorney to represent your needs is important. If you need an effective attorney to protect your future in this country, contact Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC.  

Requirements for eligibility

To be approved under PERM, one will have to satisfy the standards used in making a determination about a labor certification. Some of those standards include:

  • There are no other workers willing, able, qualified or available to fill the position and it is integral to the business.
  • The employment of this immigrant worker will not negatively affect the wages of other employees.
  • The employer must have met the procedural requirements of the regulations.  

The process of PERM

The employer has the choice to file the application electronically or through the mail. Many employers choose to file electronically because it is a faster process and they cannot complete the application without the necessary documents. Once the employer has successfully petitioned for the employee, the employer must satisfy some requirements. The employer must demonstrate the ability to pay the employee’s salary and that the employee is qualified for the position. Furthermore, the employer must prove that they made the effort to seek out citizens who could fulfill the position before applying to PERM. The employee must also be eligible for an adjustment of status.

Contact an experienced Bergen County Immigration Attorney

Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC is an experienced immigration law firm serving employers willing to petition for employees who wish to adjust their status. PERM is a powerful tool to help people acquire green cards and, if they want, achieve citizenship through naturalization. The PERM program is a much quicker process but needs the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney. In order to avoid issues, contact an attorney to guide you through the procedure. If you need quality legal services, contact Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC.

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