At present, the filing fee is $580. We have provided a complete list of fees applicable to the employment (immigrant) visa process on our employment (immigrant) visa fees page.
FAQs about the Immigrant Petition
If the employment based preference category requires a certified labor certification application, then this must be obtained before the Immigrant Petition can be filed.
The Immigrant Petition is filed along with the certified Labor Certification Application.
The U.S. employer must obtain a certified, individual Application for Permanent Employment Certification (labor certification) from the Department of Labor. The petitioner must be a U.S. employer (company or individual). There must be an employer/employee relationship between the U.S. employer and foreign worker. The U.S. employer must offer a full time, permanent position. The foreign… Read More
Generally, the first step in obtaining permanent residence (“green card”) on behalf of a foreign worker is labor certification. Labor certification is the process of proving that there are no qualified U.S. workers for the position being offered to the foreign worker. If the labor certification application is certified by the Department of Labor, then… Read More