immigrant visa

Immigrant Visa

Infographic: The Wait for Visas to Come to America

Applying for permanent residence in the United States can be quite a complicated process and each year the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) limits the number of visas available. These limits currently stand at 226,000 for family-sponsored visas and 140,000 for employment-related authorizations. Also, each month, the government announces wait times for visa applications, which…

Immigrant Visa

Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) for PERM Labor Certification

The Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) system plays a critical part in PERM Labor Certification and is the basis by which DOL may challenge an excessive job requirement by the employer in PERM Labor Certification filings. It is critical to gain a full understanding of the PERM certification in order to understand PERM Labor Certification filing.  What…

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