PERM - Labor Certification

OFLC has temporarily removed from its website PERM FAQ Round 14 regarding Actual Minimum Requirements

In light of stakeholder input, which the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is considering, OFLC has temporarily removed from its website PERM FAQ Round 14 regarding Actual Minimum Requirements, originally published on March 6, 2017. OFLC will clarify and republish PERM FAQ Round 14 to provide additional information on its applicability to PERM applications and associated prevailing wage requests and determinations.

Using Green Card Experience Gained with End Client

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Changing their employer from Company A (Current Primary Employer) to Company B (Direct Client of Company A - which will be the new primary employer going forward) - Can the experience earned by the person (skill set as well as number of years) earned with Company A be used for satisfying the job requirements of PERM / I-140 petition filed by Company B - if the person was actually working for the direct client i.e. Company B - all the time while employed by Company A (Current Petitioning Employer for approved I-140) ?

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Using for green card experience gained with end client

Video Transcript:

Normally you cannot use the experience gained by the end client if the end client applies for your GC. That is the normal rule. More...

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Will H-4 EAD Rule be revoked?

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1) Is it true H-4 EAD rule will be revoked by the government? <br>
2) My H-1B visa is going to expire in 14-Jan-2018 and if my employer submits my PERM application in the month of June (i.e. before 6 months of my current 6 years of H-1B visa duration).<br>
a) If my PERM is not approved before my current H-1B visa expires. Can I change to H-4 EAD at that time?<br>
b) If my PERM approved after change to H-4 EAD, Can I change back to H-1B?<br>
c) Is it possible to convert from H-1 to H-4 EAD without taking a break in employment?<br>
d) If my PERM gets approved after my current H-1B expires can my employer file for H-1B extension?<br>
3) I would like to move to H-4 EAD but I would like to come back to H-1B anytime in future, in that situation what is the best status for H-1B?<br>
4) If I apply for new H-1B is it comes under H-1 quota (After 6 years completes.)?

Watch Video on this FAQ: Will H-4 EAD Rule be revoked?

Video Transcript:

1. I don't think it will be revoked.

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Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 23 February 2017

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 23 February 2017: 
FAQ: The new regulations, withdrawal of I-40, H-1 extensions; Will H-4 EAD Rule be revoked? || Can pending immigration applications be affected by changes in the law?|| Entering the USA on B-1/B-2 visa to get married; Misdemeanor conviction effect under Trump executive order; Legal rights/benefits of Green Card compared to H1B; Using for green card experience gained with end client; Automatic Visa Revalidation (AVR) traveling to Canada.
Other: PERM advertising requirements, salary; Does CSPA protect based upon an old I-140/PERM? || L-1A eligibility if visiting the USA frequently; Reopening abandoned green card case; I-140 revocation for errors; Changing from H-1 to H-4 while transfer is pending; H-4EAD and back to H-1; EB-1A for a computer professional; Consular processing of green card; Effect of affidavit of support; Counting H-1B period while COS is pending; etc.

Extension of H-1 beyond six years, gap in H-1, late in filing PERM, etc.

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My H-1B visa is going to expire in 01-Jan-2018 and if my employer submits my PERM application in the month of June (i.e. before 6 months of my current 6 years of H-1B visa duration).<br>

1) If my PERM gets approved before my current H-1B visa expires (i.e. before 01-Jan-2018).<br>
Would I be eligible for a H1B extension for 1 year since my PERM was approved before the current H-1B expiration?<br>

2) If my PERM gets approved after my current H-1B expires can my employer file for H1B extension of 1 year since my PERM is approved now.<br>

3) If my PERM is not approved before my current H-1B visa expires.<br>
Would I need to go back to India?<br>

4) I spent about 2 months (on vacation) in India. Can these 2 months be added back to my current H-1B visa? or this can only be added if my current employer files for my green card?

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Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 2017, February 9

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 9 February 2017:
FAQ: Extension of H-1 beyond six years, gap in H-1, late in filing PERM, etc; How can a US green card holder study abroad without losing their green card? || Automatic EAD extension, I-485 EAD; US Citizen applying for green card for brother or sister; How do we keep up with the rumors and changes in the laws; Should I travel outside the USA/H-1B visa stamping; When is an H-1B amendment required? || Job promotions during AC21 portability of green card; Impact of I-140 approval after 180 days, etc.

Other: Spouse of US citizen filing for naturalization; Following to join; Executive Order against criminal aliens; Change of status from L-2 to H-1B, remainder option, H-1 quota; Qualifying for OP after studying on H-4 visa, etc. || Starting green card from the I-485 stage; Going to home country for an extended period of time while green card is pending; Company going out of business during green card; Entry and reentry on visitors visa, etc.

Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 26 January 2017

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 26 January 2017:
FAQ: Traveling after applying for naturalization/citizenship pending; "Retroactive" effect of the new regulations; would H-4 EAD remain valid if I-140 is withdrawn; Serial H-1 transfers with multiple employers - H-1 transfers while another H-1 pending; What types of marriages in foreign countries are considered legal in the USA; Can an I-485 be filed without the help of an employer; FAQ: Impact on H-1 and green card of employer company's bankruptcy; FAQ: Impact of child turning 21 - green card, H-4, F-1; Delay in naturalization; Travel During H-1B Transfer/Extension Pending; Starting a nonprofit organization while on H-1 visa; H-1B expiring, PERM not filed, options; Trump and employment based immigration.

Other: Quota exemption from H-1 because of prior approval; Changing roles impact on PERM green card; Impact on green card of changing jobs; I-131/N-470 for children; etc.