Labor Certification for Foreign Physicians
PERM LABOR CERTIFICATION
FOR FOREIGN PHYSICIANS
is the process whereby it must be established that there are no
qualified U.S. workers willing to fill the position being offered
to you, the foreign physician.
On March 28,
2005 the Federal Department of Labor implemented a new labor certification
process entitled PERM which has significantly reduced the time involved
in processing a labor certification. The PERM Labor Certification
program is an automated process takes 45-60 days to adjudicate.
Although we are still learning about this new program it is clear
that the entire labor certification process has changed to require
advertising in advance of the filing of a labor certification. With
this in mind the first step in the process involves preparing and
implementing a recruitment plan prior to filing a PERM based labor
of Labor has specifically stated that a successful PERM labor certification
application for a professional will require at least 2 Sunday advertisements
in area's newspaper of general circulation AND 3 other types of
recruitment. A typical advertising campaign for a professional position
will include most of the following:
- 2 newspaper
advertisements in the largest newspaper of general circulation
in your area of proposed employment.
of the position on a job search website.
- 1 advertisement
in a specific journal that targets the profession.
of the position with the State Workforce Agency.
- Listing of
the position on the employer website.
the position at trade shows, job fairs and/or with campus recruitment
- Local or
ethnic newspaper advertisements.
- Posting of
the job opportunity at the place of employment for 10 consecutive
efforts must be engaged in between 180 and 30 days before the filing
of the labor certification application. If the Department of Labor
is satisfied that the advertising meets the PERM guidelines and
that the employer is unable to find qualified U.S. workers, a labor
certification will be issued. It is expected that the entire labor
certification process, including advertising, should take 4-5 months
If you would
like to learn more about the immigration options available to foreign
physicians please send a request to us at:
Point Del Mar, Suite 190
Mar, CA 92014, USA
Fax. (858) 481-7271