Immigation Office of Peter G. Smith
Employer must sponsor you & look for an American worker too.
You must have a job offer, and then your employer must search for an equivalent American worker that he cannot find. This involves advertising the job position, a recruiting process, and you the foreign worker left as the only viable candidate for the position.
A petition for "certification" is then sent to the Department of Labor after getting a "prevailing wage determination" and after the recruiting process is completed.
If certification is approved, a petition is then filed with the USCIS for a green card. Skilled workers and unskilled workers in categories 3-4 will have long waiting periods for the green card.
The Employer & Attorney
• Draft a job description
• Determine the prevailing wage
• Document Recruiting process
• File the Labor Certification Application
• If approved, file for the green card.
• Process takes six-twelve months
Labor Certification works best when an employer is motivated to help keep you.