Permanent Labor Certification

Permanent Labor Certification (PERM)

The first step in pursuing permanent residency is the receipt of a permanent labor certification, also known as PERM, by the University from the Department of Labor. The PERM application must be accompanied by documentation that the University has tested the labor market and found no able, willing, qualified, and available U.S. workers to fill the position.

If you are a University employee, please contact the Office of International Services to see if you are eligible to become a U.S. permanent resident based on your employment with the University. If you are not a University employee or are not eligible to become a U.S. permanent resident based on your employment with the University, please see our Useful Links page for information regarding personal legal services.

Once you have been approved by the Office of International Services, please fill out the appropriate forms below in order to help our office draft the PERM application for your case.