PERM FAQs: Appeals

  Question: What are the options for filing an appeal after receiving a labor certification decision from the Department of Labor? Answer: An employer currently has three options for appealing the Department’s decision: (1)   Request for Reconsideration, pursuant to 20 CFR 656.24(g)(1) (2)   Request for Review before the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), pursuant to 20 CFR 656.26(a) (3)   Request for Reconsideration based on alleged Department Error Depending on the specific language used in the cover letter of the employer’s appeal, the Department will assign the appeal request to the appropriate appeals queue. Question: I would like the NPC to reconsider its decision on my labor certification application. What should I include in … Continue reading

The Nuts and Bolts of PERM Labor Certification

Introduction: What is PERM On December 27, 2004, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published new permanent labor certification application regulations. These regulations implemented DOL’s Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) system. PERM introduced electronic filing of a simpler, attestation-based form, and initially raised (and met) expectations of both employers and … Continue reading

Your Guide to InfoPass Fact Sheet

InfoPass is a free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trained USCIS Immigration Officer, InfoPass will … Continue reading

Naturalization Process for the Military Fact Sheet

USCIS recognizes the important sacrifices made by non-citizen members of the United States armed forces and their families, and is committed to processing their naturalization applications in a timely and efficient manner while providing exemplary customer service, maintaining the integrity of the immigration system, and the security of the process. … Continue reading