Skip to Content

PERM Labor Certification

Reliable & Experienced Immigration Attorney

A permanent labor certification issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) permits an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States. A certified labor certification shows that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, willing, qualified, and available to accept the job opportunity in the area of intended employment and that employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. In most instances, obtaining a certified labor certification application form from the DOL is first of the three-stage process of obtaining an employment-based green card. At Verma Law Firm, we serve clients throughout San Jose and the surrounding area, assisting with these complex legal matters.

Program Electronic Review Management

The second and third stages are filing an employment-based immigrant petition (Form I-140) with USCIS by an U.S. employer, and filing an adjustment of status application (Form I-485) by the foreign worker, respectively. To improve the operations of the labor certification program, the DOL implemented a streamlined process for processing labor certification known as PERM (Program Electronic Review Management), effective March 28, 2005. The form used for the PERM labor certification is ETA Form 9089 Application for Permanent Employment Certification.

PERM is a three-step process:

  • Prevailing wage determination
  • Advertisement and recruitment
  • Submitting ETA Form 9089

Providing Reliable Legal Services

PERM is an extremely intricate and time-sensitive process, which requires strategic planning. The DOL will not permit any amendment, modification, or correction on a pending or approved PERM application. Therefore, clerical errors and inconsistent statements are common grounds for DOL to deny a PERM application and often times, DOL has denied PERM applications when the job duties and requirements are inconsistent in PERM application, PWD, and advertisements. Even if it is approved, errors or inconsistency in the PERM application could have significant impact on the success of the remaining two stages of the green card process.

At our firm, we can advise you on the nuances of the PERM process, while providing guidance on continuously maintaining/extending non-immigrant status alongside. If you have any questions, please set up a consultation by calling us at (408) 560-4622.

Related Articles & Resources‚Äč

Contact Verma Law Firm today at 408-560-4622 to set up an appointment.

Trusted & Highly Recommended

See What Our Clients Have to Say

    We had an amazing experience and smooth process

    We had an amazing experience and smooth process. we have applied for H1b and then EB1C too. They have a very detailed ...


    Thanks a lot for the meticulous effort from yourself and your staff.

    Thanks a lot for the meticulous effort from yourself and your staff. I received my Green Card last week. I think your office ...

    Raghu Kumar Rao

    My green card process was smooth. Thank you Verma for all the help you provide during the process.

    Very detailed in the green card application and my green card process was smooth. Thank you Verma for all the help you ...


What Sets Us Apart

  • Customer Service
    With us, you will get client-focused, personalized service. You are not just another case to us.
  • Payment Plans
    We charge a flat fee for all cases, and offer a payment plan to those who need it.
  • Convenient Locations
    Our offices are conveniently located in San Jose and San Francisco.
  • Experience
    Our lead attorney not only has over 23 years of experience, but is also an immigrant himself.

Contact Verma Law Firm Today

Serving Clients Throughout San Jose, San Francisco & Around The World
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy