Cost for posting Ad for Labor Certification, GC


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In general, the cost of the advertisements for a PERM application depends on where and how your employer chooses to advertise for the position. Certain advertisements can cost more than others. Without actually reviewing and discussing this case specifically with your employer, it is difficult to provide you with an accurate estimation of cost for the advertisements, which can range from a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars.

Should you have any further case-specific questions, you may wish to consult a knowledgeable immigration attorney.

The Murthy Law Firm has a well regarded Greencard Department that is well experienced in immigration matters should you wish to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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The employer has to pay all the costs for the PERM, including lawyer costs, and is not allowed to get reimbursed in any form by the employee.

20 CFR 656.12

"(b) An employer must not seek or receive payment of any kind for any activity related to obtaining permanent labor certification, including payment of the employer's attorneys' fees, whether as an incentive or inducement to filing, or as a reimbursement for costs incurred in preparing or filing a permanent labor certification application, except when work to be performed by the alien in connection with the job opportunity would benefit or accrue to the person or entity making the payment, based on that person's or entity's established business relationship with the employer. An alien may pay his or her own costs in connection with a labor certification, including attorneys' fees for representation of the alien, except that where the same attorney represents both the alien and the employer, such costs shall be borne by the employer. For purposes of this paragraph (b), payment includes, but is not limited to, monetary payments; wage concessions, including deductions from wages, salary, or benefits; kickbacks, bribes, or tributes; in kind payments; and free labor."

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