Category Archives: PERM/I-140/I-485 Information

  1. Proving financial ability to pay the proffered wage for an I-140

    One of the requirements to obtain an I-140 approval is that the Employer demonstrates the financial ability to pay the proffered wage from the priority date until the foreign national receives their green card. The priority date for EB-2 and EB-3 is established based on the date the PERM/Labor certification is filed.  For EB-1 filings,…

  2. Additional Considerations for Employers Filing PERMs Who Have Laid Off U.S. Workers During COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have been laid off by their employer and this is particularly important for Employers who are in the process of filing a PERM application. The whole purpose of the PERM process (also known as the Labor Certification) is for the Employer to demonstrate that it has made a…

  3. I-140 General Information

    I-140 Process For candidates filing an EB-2 or EB-3 filing, it will be necessary for your Employer to obtain a certified Permanent Labor Certification, aka PERM, before filing the I-140.  For further details please refer to our previous article regarding PERMs, which can be found at: https://www.patellegal.com/perm-process-general-information/ This article is intended for candidates who are…

  4. PERM Process General Information

    PERM Process The following information is intended to give you an overview of the PERM process also known as the Permanent Labor Certification. The PERM process is required for those applicants who wish to file an EB-2 or EB-3 filing at the I-140 stage.  Please note that the PERM process is not required for an…

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