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June 28, 2005

FAQ; PERM bugs

Free Question: I am working under H1B for a Telecommunications company. I am ready to apply for Labor Certification, but had a few doubts in mind. Another co-worker in my company has completed all the preliminary process to apply for PERM. He told me that currently the PERM approval rate is very poor, that it has more denials than approvals. I found your firm's name with a message of having high approval rate with PERM Process. I was wondering if you could provide me with realistic information on this. Moreover, many people are of the opinion that there is a bug in the PERM.

Free Answer: PERM is a new process with lots of bugs in relation to the system and training of personnel. As of July, 2005 EB-3 (undergraduate/skilled worker) is unavailable for all countries. EB-2 (advanced degree is currently available all countries. So, even if you get through PERM as an EB-3 you cannot currently apply for permanent residency. On October 1, 2005 the about 40,000 employment-based immigrant visas will be issued to professionals, skilled workers, and “other workers” (meaning unskilled workers). This is the new deadline for EB-3 applications.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 28, 2005 07:47 AM

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