Labor Certification for Physicians and PERM

Immigration based on an employment offer as a physician must also include labor certification from the Department of Labor, unless exempted from that requirement. To obtain labor certification the physician must have a state license in the state where the labor certification is filed at the time it is filed or must be able to obtain license within a proximate time of the person's entry. Labor certification 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. The Department of Labor uses a system for processing called PERM, which will be discussed elsewhere in this website.

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