Labor Certificate PERM

PERM labor certification is the designation given to labor certification for permanent employees seeking immigrant visas. The certification is the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) representation to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) 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