EB-2 PERM Labor Certification Special Handling (For Faculty)
This process is best suited for tenure-track faculty who have little to no experience or limited publications. Sometimes due to processing times of the Adjustment to Status to permanent residency, this can be advantageous for faculty who would otherwise qualify for EB-1B.
The intent of the PERM Special Handling rule is to allow colleges and universities to allow colleges and universities to sponsor foreign nationals as permanent employees in teaching positions, as long as the foreign national is deemed best qualified for that position (Iandoli, Desai, Cronin P.C.)
Fees Associated with EB-2 Special Handling for Faculty (Approximate)
- Prevailing wage determination: 5-6 months
- Foreign Labor Certification: 4-5 months
- Adjudication of the I-140: undetermined, but generally more than 6 months
Addresses to mail checks for I-140, I-485, and I-907 premium processing will vary. Please pay close attention to these links I-140 filing addresses and I-485 filing addresses, and consult a qualified attorney with questions.