PERM Certification: The Basics You Need To Know
PERM Certification can be confusing, so let’s look at the basics. The US Department of Labor grants labor certifications to foreign nationals with a process called Program Electronic Review Management, or PERM. This is called the employment-based immigrant visa, or “Green Card”.
The task of getting PERM Certification is employer’s responsibility. First, the employer must be able to prove that they cannot find qualified American candidates. They have to prove to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they are not able to find any qualified American workers. They have to find that no American workers are able, willing, qualified, or available to accept the job. This also takes into account the prevailing wage rate for that job in the specific area of employment.
The petitioning company must also be able to prove that there will be no adverse effect on the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S citizens. A part of meeting these requirements are placing job advertisements in major Sunday edition newspapers, state work force job posts, and more.
REQUIRED ADVERTISING FOR PERM CERTIFICATION
The petitioning company must fulfill certain prerequisites, such as placing several advertisements in the area of intended employment. The advertisements test the market to see if an American citizen is fit for the job, and if a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is not found, the petitioning company can then submit a PERM certification application.
Once all of the necessary documents have been submitted to the US Department of Labor, your company will submit a petition related to the PERM certification. You must submit your candidate’s application to the USCIS before its expiration date, which is 180 days after its issuance.
Getting PERM certification is a difficult and time-sensitive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be! Your options may include seeking an advertising agency that specializes in PERM cases. It’s easy to miss USCIS regulations, as the regulations are quite strict. This is why an experienced ad agency may be right for you.
PARK ADVERTISING: THE PREMIER PERM ADVERTISING AGENCY
Park Advertising works with various companies, law firms and immigration-based attorneys across the country in acquiring PERM certification. We know all the DOL regulations and place PERM ads nationwide.