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What Is Labor Certification?

Moving to another country is often a process fraught with challenges. Obtaining the legal right and ability to work in the U.S. is just one of the matters which complicate the process. For those who are trying to work for an American company on a permanent basis, obtaining a green card to do so is especially difficult because of the need for labor certification. Labor certification is the first step in applying for a green card where it needs to be proven that there are no qualified American workers who can perform the job.

There are many intricacies that one has to wade through when applying for a green card to immigrate to the U.S. If you are working through this process on your own, you risk drawing the process out or even being denied the ability to legally immigrate to America. Contact an Austin immigration attorney from the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling 512-323-2333 to learn how we can ease the process and your worries.

The Process

In order to be granted a labor certification, you must follow a strict process and meet a few requirements. The steps of obtaining a labor certification are as follows:

  • A U.S. company must unsuccessfully attempt to recruit American workers before petitioning to employ an immigrant.
  • The company must then file an application with the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Finally the company must prove that only a foreign employee can successful meet the job requirements and that the job is not paying higher than the standard wages for that job.

If your labor certification is denied initially, you are allowed to continue working on a temporary basis under your visa and reapply for a labor certification at a later time.

Contact Us

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our attorneys devote themselves to helping clients through the daunting but rewarding process of immigrating to the United States. Contact us at 512-323-2333 to discuss your particular concerns with a skilled and experienced Austin immigration lawyer today.

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