How long does alien labor certification allow a foreign worker to stay and work in U.S.?

Asked almost 2 years ago - San Diego, CA

Once a foreign worker is approved and starts to work for my business, how long does alien labobr certification allow a foreign worker to stay and work in U.S.? Do I need to renew the certification after few years?


Attorney answers (3)

  1. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . A labor certification does not authorize stay or employment. That only happens once the person actually has the green card. With the green card, the person can stay indefinitely.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You are talking about the labor certification process. As I explained in my earlier response, PERM is just the beginning of a complicated process. When the entire process is successfully completed, the foreign worker is a lawful permanent resident of hte United States - no extensions needed.

    Madrid Crost Law Group - (888) 466-4478; e-mail:; skype: usvisalaw 10 S. La Salle Street,... more
  3. Karen-Lee Pollak

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . I agree with my colleague

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