Attorney Tricia Wang
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Permanent Labor Certificate

Located in Fremont, California, the Law Office of Tricia Wang is a law firm specializing in immigration law. Through our efforts, we have obtained hundreds of PERM/Labor Certification application approvals for our clients, with a success rate of nearly 100 percent!

Our PERM/Labor Certification attorney will discuss and offer advice on key PERM application issues, such as proving the employer’s financial ability to pay the prevailing wage, review your proposed job descriptions and job requirements for PERM application filing to ensure a smooth recruitment process and final approval by the Department of Labor.

Law Office of Tricia Wang has extensive experience in handling PERM applications, I-140 immigrant visa petitions based on PERM approvals, and adjustment of applications to finally obtain green cards. We have helped companies of all sizes across the United States to file green card applications for their employees. Let us help you too!


A permanent labor certification issued by the Department of Labor allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently within the U.S. The employer must first obtain a certified labor certification application from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) before submitting an immigration petition to the USCIS. This is the first step in the job-based green card application process. Here, the employer electronically requests a prevailing wage determination (PWD) from the Department of Labor by providing the job duties, qualifications, requirements and location. The employer must then conduct a good faith recruitment attempt to inquire if there are any qualified U.S. workers for that particular job. The employer must advertise the job in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the intended employment, on the state workforce agency and post a notice of the job opportunity at the employment location or work site. If no qualified or suitable U.S. workers apply for the particular job posting then the employer must prepare and submit a PERM application electronically.

The Department of Labor certifies to the USCIS that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, willing, qualified and available to accept the job opportunity in question despite the employers attempts at recruitment and that the employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the prevailing wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.

The process for obtaining PERM is detailed and time-sensitive. PERM applications require a case by case strategic plan because the Department of Labor does not permit any amendment, modification, or correction on a pending or approved application. Errors or inconsistencies in the application could significantly impact the petition for permanent residency. The Department of Labor takes several months to adjudicate on the PERM application. Once the application is approved the employer must submit the I-140 visa petition to the USCIS within 180 days.

Need to apply for PERM? Call us now, and we welcome any questions about your personal situation and look forward to speaking with you. Our team speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishan Dialect and Japanese!

For consultation with an experienced PERM/Labor Certification Attorney, call (510) 791-0232, or email us at

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