Archive for the ‘PERM’ Category

Athlete Visa and Athlete Green Card Options

For foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States to work or perform as an athlete in sports like football, basketball, hockey, MMA, tennis, golf or in other competitions, there are several different visa and green card options to be found.  Typically, the most difficult part of the process is finding sponsorship but, […]

Nurse Green Card Options for a BSN Holder

I am a registered nurse about to get my BSN this August 2010. I am really concerned about the retrogression and would like to know the steps i need to take to find a sponsor for green card. Thanks There is still a special category for nurses (Schedule A) which allows a company to sponsor […]

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · One Comment
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PERM Application Where Applicant’s Experience Was Obtained From Sponsoring Employer

I am currently working with an employer in the US on H1b. I have been working in datawarehousing field for the past almost 5 years. Prior to the US, I had 4 years, 5 months experience in the same field before moving to the US. Now, for EB2 category, I am waiting for my 5 […]

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PERM Based EB-2

I hold MS Finance from USA and have 2 years of work experience from Bangladesh. I am a Bangladeshi passport holder. I have been employed by “A” company as a Consultant and working in the finance industry. My salary is $60,0000 per year. Am I eligible to apply for Green Card under EB2 category? You […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PERM Expiration

Is it true that new labor certificates expire? A: Yes, unfortunately, the PERM certifications now expire. They are valid 6 months after certification and the I-140 must be filed before they expire or you must obtain a new certificate.

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PERM Amendment

I filed a PERM application on my own and realized that I made a mistake. Can I go back and correct this mistake? Unfortunately, amendments cannot be made after the application is submitted. You will need to submit a new application. Depending on when the advertising campaign was performed, it may need to be redone. We’ve helped many […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Filing a Second PERM Labor Certification to Take Advantage of shorter EB2 Wait Times

I am from India and I already got an approved labor certificate and I140 in the EB3 category. My I485 has been pending for three years now and it seems like it will never get approved because of the long waits. I have a job offer from another company and I want to file again to go […]

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Lost Labor Certification/PERM

Please help me. My boss lost my labor certificate. He filed my I-140 with a signed copy but apparently that wasn’t good enough and they are asking for the original. What I can do? Lost labor certifications are not uncommon. The biggest problem is that the Department of Labor will not simply send you another one. They will only send […]

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Nanny Visa Options

Nanny and Domestic Worker Immigration Options

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 43 Comments
In: Au Pair, B-1 Visa, H-2B Visa, J-1 Visa, PERM · Tagged with: , , , ,

PERM Processing Times and Alternatives

PERM labor certification processing remains abysmally slow at the the Department of Labor.  The DOL recently touted a6% improvement (11% to 17%) in PERM adjudications without 6 months of filing.  This means that the DOL is now able to issue a decision (approval or denial) in 17% of cases within 6 months.  The vast, vast […]

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Labor Certification, PERM