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Obtaining Labor Certification

Among the most difficult processes for an individual who wishes to immigrate to the United States is that of obtaining the legal right and ability to work in this country. As such, individuals who are seeking permanent employment with an employer in the United States must first secure labor certification to then obtain their green card. To gain labor certification, it must first be proven that there are not any qualified American workers who can perform the duties associated with the job.

This process, like other processes associated with obtaining a green card, can be exceedingly difficult for many individuals. An experienced immigration lawyer at Austin’s the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, can help ensure your application is both complete and filed by its applicable deadline.

The Process of Obtaining Labor Certification

For labor certification to be granted, an individual must first meet a few requirements and then follow strict guidelines. The process of obtaining labor certification is as follows:

  • The United States employer must have first unsuccessfully attempted to fill the position for which a foreign individual is applying to
  • Once a foreign worker has been selected by a company, the company must file an application with the U.S. Department of Labor
  • The employer must then prove that the foreign worker can actually meet and fulfill the duties associated with the position (and the foreign worker must not be paid higher than industry standards)

Even when an individual’s application is initially denied, that worker may continue to live and work in the U.S. on a temporary basis and reapply at a later date.

Consult With an Austin Immigration Lawyer

At Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration lawyers are prepared to assist you throughout the labor certification process. To speak with one of our lawyers today, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333.

 

What Our Clients Are Saying

Robert Scalise
Robert Scalise Jun 03, 2019
5.0

When my wife was denied her visa I didn't have time to commit to several consultations. I researched local immigration lawyers and placed my bet on Mr. Jang and his staff. I could not have made a better decision. Every step of the way Mr. Jang went out of his way to ensure that he was delivering... Read More

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J A May 22, 2019
5.0

Great handle my case promptly.

Nishita Muhnot
Nishita Muhnot Apr 28, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang was very knowledgeable, meticulous and good with his work. I applied to have conditions removed on my green card and it was a tricky case. My case was approved. He always swiftly and patiently answered all my queries. Above all, I found him to be genuinely helpful and a good human being.

JUNSIK Choi
JUNSIK Choi Apr 04, 2019
5.0

Mr Jang is a great attorney. He worked on my N400 applications and went through all documents very carefully and finally got approved. I really appreciate his efforts for that.

Chunlin Wang
Chunlin Wang Mar 02, 2019
5.0

We are totally impressed with Mr. Jang, Ms. Natalia, and the rest of staff. They are honest, knowledgable, and very thorough. We had dealt with the immigration process (years ago) and had experience with immigration attorneys. Mr. Jang clearly stands out. He explains everything in details and set... Read More

Nazini Khader
Nazini Khader Feb 21, 2019
5.0

It was great working with Mr.Jang. The whole process was smooth and he paid attention to every minute detail. I would recommend Mr Jang.

Maurice Alexander Clepkens
Maurice Alexander Clepkens Feb 18, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang and his staff were wonderful! I was fairly nervous about the process I was embarking on (adjustment of status), but Mr Jang was very thorough and paid a lot of attention to detail, as well as explaining everything clearly. I can't thank them enough for guiding me to success. And another... Read More

Yanitza Gutierrez
Yanitza Gutierrez Jan 30, 2019
5.0

From the start i got told the case was going to be a difficult one and indeed it was. Started in 2012 with DACA and was able to continue renewing DACA, my last renewal was 2019 Jan even though i was fighting to get my Green card not my DACA i still needed something to hack me up incase i got... Read More

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