PERM and I-140 Approved for Chemist

PERM and I-140 Approved for Chemist

Getson & Schatz P.C successfully represented a Chemical and Pharmaceutical Consulting Company filing a PERM Labor Certification and subsequent I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker on behalf of a beneficiary who they intended to employ in the position of Research Chemist. Approval of the PERM and I-140 gave the beneficiary the opportunity to apply to become a United States Permanent Resident allowing her to remain and work lawfully in the United States. The I-140 Petition was filed on behalf of the beneficiary as a member of the professions holding an advanced degree or as an alien of exceptional ability following approval of the PERM Labor Certification.

The Petitioner acted as a business consultant to chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S who want to manufacturer customer specialty chemical products overseas at a lower cost than would be required if the products were manufactured in the U.S. The job duties for the position offered involved; conducting organic synthesis to determine the lab-scale and industrial manufacturing set up and process for specialty chemicals, conduct Quality Control-Quality Assurance analysis and conducting application tests to ensure performance of the final formulation of manufactured products.

Our attorney’s prepared and filed the PERM application after recruitment for the position conducted by the Company demonstrated a lack of ready, willing, qualified and available US workers for the position. Following certification of the PERM application by the US Department of Labor our Philadelphia immigration attorneys filed Form I-140 and provided evidencing pertaining to the following requirements;

1) Evidence the Beneficiary meets the minimum requirements for the position offered: the beneficiary had received a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, a copy of this degree and her academic transcript from the University she had previously attended where included with the petition in support of this requirement.

2) Evidence that the Beneficiary meets the experience requirement for the position of 2 years’ experience in the job offered: A letter from the Beneficiary’s prior employer evidencing that the Beneficiary had more than 2 years’ experience in the job offered was included in support of this requirement.

3) Evidence of the Petitioner’s ability to pay the Beneficiary the proffered wage from the date of filing of the application for Permanent Employment and continuing to the present: in support of this requirement a certified copy of the Company’s most recently filed Federal Income Tax Return which reflected a net income greater than the proffered wage was included, showing they had the ability to pay the proffered wage.

Based on this information UCSIS approved the I-140 petition allowing the beneficiary to apply to remain and work lawfully in the United States as Permanent Resident.