If your company is sponsoring a PERM petition for one of its employees, we will need the following documents and information regarding the company, the position being offered, and the job recruitment. (Please note, if the employer is a college/university and will be sponsoring a PERM Special Handling petition, there is a separate checklist.)

Information about the Employer

  • Full legal name of Employer
  • Full address and phone number of employer
  • Full name and title of person who will sign forms (designated official)
  • Phone, fax and email for designated official
  • Federal Tax ID # (FEIN)
  • Year incorporated
  • Number of employees
  • If you have 10 or fewer employees, the Department of Labor may question whether the employee you are sponsoring has “influence and control over the job opportunity.” To be ready for this, please provide:
    • A copy of the articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, business license or similar documents that establish the business entity;
    • A list of all corporate/company officers and shareholders/partners, and also current employees. Did any of them have a family relationship to the sponsored employee?
    • Did the sponsored employee invest any money in the company or have any ownership interest?
  • Does the employer have in-house media through which they typically recruit for open positions? This includes intranet, electronic notices, and/or print media through which this type of position would be advertised to internal employees.
  • Has the employer had a layoff (termination without cause or prejudice) in the sponsored position or a related occupation within the past 6 months or are any expected in the next 6 months?

Required Ability to Pay Documentation

  • Current federal income tax return
  • Annual report
  • Financial statements
  • Auditor’s report
  • Corporate tax returns, etc.

Information about the Position

  • Title of Position
  • Job Description
  • Salary
  • Salary range for the position
  • Work schedule
  • Minimum Degree required for position
  • Minimum Experience required for position
  • Current number of people in employee’s position
  • Degrees, experience, and certifications of each person in employee’s position before they joined employer
  • License required for position
  • Special skills required for position
  • Name and title of the employee’s supervisor
  • Number of people employee will supervise
  • Address where employee will work (if different from main employer address)
  • Name and title of union representative (if applicable)
  • Union agreement and clear determination of employee’s salary (if applicable)
  • Job offer letter (if available)

Do not send us original documents. You should send us copies or scans of your items and keep the originals in a safe place. If you have sent us an item already, you do not need to send it again. Just let us know if you’ve already sent it.

You can either e-mail us scanned copies or mail us paper copies. However, we can only accept e-mails up to 25 MB in size. If you need to send us large amounts of information, please create a .zip file.

Feel free to send us your documents as they become available. There is no need to wait until you have everything. We usually can get started with just a few items. If you have any questions, or think that obtaining a necessary document will be difficult, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can discuss a plan to move forward.

If a document is not in English, then a certified translation is required. Our firm can order a translation for you at an additional cost, or you can have your document translated and certified using a translation certification statement, signed and notarized.  You may not certify translations of your own documents, nor those of any family member. For a translation certification statement, click here.