Form ETA-9089 Application for Permanent Employment Certification

Application for Permanent Employment Certification

ETA 9089 Application for Permanent Employment Certification 042221

Application for Permanent Employment Certification

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Application for Permanent Employment Certification

Form ETA-9089

U.S. Department of Labor



IMPORTANT: Please review and read the filing instructions carefully before completing the Form ETA-9089. A copy of the instructions can be found at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor. If you are not submitting these forms electronically, please complete ALL required fields/items containing an asterisk ( * ) and any fields/items where a response is conditional and must be completed if applicable as indicated by the section ( § ) symbol.


In accordance with Federal Regulations at 20 CFR 656.17(a)(1), incomplete applications will be denied by the Department of Labor. If submitting this form non-electronically, ALL fields/items must be completed. In fields/items for which there is no answer, enter “N/A” or “0” (zero) if the field/item is a number field. If submitting this form electronically, you may leave fields/items for which there is no answer blank, and, at the end of each page, you will be asked to confirm your desire to leave these fields/items blank. When the application is printed, all fields/items intentionally left blank will be automatically pre-populated with “N/A.”



  1. Employer Information


1. Legal Business Name *

2. Trade Name/Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable §

3. Address 1 *

4. Address 2 (apartment/suite/floor and number) §

5. City *

6. State *

7. Postal Code *

8. Country *

9. Province §

10. Telephone Number *

11. Extension §

12. Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN from IRS) *

13. NAICS Code *

14. Number of current employees on payroll

in the area of intended employment *

15. Year Commenced Business *

(if household, year issued FEIN)

16. Is the employer a closely held corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship in which the foreign

worker has an ownership interest? *

Yes No

17. Is there a familial relationship between the foreign worker and the owners, stockholders, partners,

corporate officers, and/or incorporators? *

Yes No




  1. Employer Point of Contact Information


The information contained in this Section must be that of an employee of the employer who is authorized to act on behalf of the employer in labor certification matters. The information in this Section must be different from the agent or attorney information listed in Section C, except when the attorney is an employee of the employer.


1. Contact’s Last (family) Name *

2. First (given) Name *

3. Middle Name(s) §

4. Contact’s Job Title *

5. Address 1 *

6. Address 2 (apartment/suite/floor and number) §

7. City *

8. State *

9. Postal Code *

10. Country *

11. Province §

12. Telephone Number *

13. Extension §

14. Business Email Address *



  1. Attorney or Agent Information (If applicable)


1. Indicate the type of representation for the employer in the filing of this application. *

(complete the remainder of this section if “Attorney” or “Agent” is marked)

Attorney Agent None

2. Attorney or Agent’s Last (family) Name §

3. First (given) Name §

4. Middle Name(s) §

5. Address 1 §


6. Address 2 (apartment/suite/floor and number) §

7. City §

8. State §


9. Postal Code §

10. Country §

11. Province §

12. Telephone Number §

13. Extension §

14. Law Firm/Business Email Address §

15. Law Firm/Business Name §


16. Law Firm/Business FEIN §


If “Attorney” is marked in question C.1 or an Attorney is acting as an “Agent”, complete questions 17 to 19 below.

17. State Bar Number(s) §

18. State of highest court where attorney is in good standing §

19. Name of the highest state court where attorney is in good standing §




  1. Foreign Worker Information


1. A completed Appendix A identifying the foreign worker being sponsored for permanent

employment by the employer named in Section A of this application is attached. *

Yes No

2. Has the employer contracted with an agent or attorney that also represents the foreign worker

covered by this application? *

Yes No




  1. Job Opportunity and Wage Information


1. Enter the valid Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) case number issued by the

Department of Labor to identify the job opportunity and prevailing wage(s) covered by

this application. *


2. If a valid PWD has not been obtained due to the employer being required, by notice from a

Certifying Officer, to currently undergo supervised recruitment in accordance with 20 CFR

656.21, indicate whether a completed Form ETA-9141 is attached to this application. *

Yes No N/A

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$ ______ . ____

$ ______ . ____ *

3. Offered Wage *

From: To:

4. Per (Choose only one) *

Hour Week Bi-Weekly Month Year

5. Additional conditions about the offered wage. (Enter up to 500 characters) §











  1. Area of Intended Employment Information


  1. Worksite Information


1. Type of worksite location that best describes where work will be performed (Choose only one): *

a. Business premises

b. Employer's private household (includes live-in and domestic household worker)
c.
Employee's private residence (when work is performed directly out of the residence)

d. No one specific worksite address or physical location


If submitting this form non-electronically and marked “No one specific worksite address or physical location,” enter “N/A” or “0”

(zero), as appropriate, in questions 2- 7 below , complete questions 8 and 8a, and continue to Section F.b.

2. Worksite Address *

3. Worksite Address § (apartment/suite/floor and number)

4. City *


5. County *


6. State/District/Territory *


7. Postal Code *

8. MSA/OES Area Code *


8a. MSA Name/OES Area Title *


  1. Additional Worksites


1. Will work be performed in geographic areas other than the one identified in Section F.a above? *

Yes No

2. If “Yes” is marked in question F.b.1, indicate whether a completed Appendix B is attached to

this application. §

Yes No N/A


  1. Other Definable Geographic Area(s)


Complete this question only where the specific MSA(s) are not known or the expected area(s) of intended employment are dispersed over a wide geographical area. If submitting this form non-electronically, and not applicable, enter “N/A.” If the job opportunity requires roving, travel or possible relocation, enter the phrase “Various Worksites,” otherwise, enter “N/A” .


1. Identify the geographic area(s) where work will be performed. For example, this can include a listing of cities or

townships/states, counties/states, or states located within a geographic region (up to 1,500 characters). §


























  1. Additional Job Opportunity Information and Other Requirements


1. Is this a permanent position offering full-time employment of generally 35 hours or more? *

Yes No

2. Is the employer seeking permanent labor certfication for a live-in household domestic service

worker? *

Yes No

2a. If “Yes” is marked in Question G.2, indicate whether the foreign worker possesses one year

of paid experience as a live-in household domestic service worker? §

Yes No N/A

2b. If “Yes” is marked in Question G.2, indicate whether the employer and foreign worker

have executed the required employment contract? §

Yes No N/A

2c. If “Yes” is marked in Question G.2b, indicate whether the employer provided a copy of the

employment contract to the foreign worker? §

Yes No N/A

3. Will the employer accept a foreign diploma/degree equivalent to the employer’s required U.S.

diploma/degree identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1? *

Yes No N/A

4. Is the foreign worker currently working for the employer submitting this application? *

Yes No

4a. If “Yes” in Question G.4, indicate whether the foreign worker only qualifies for the job opportunity by virtue of the employer’s alternative requirements identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1. §

Yes No N/A

4b. If “Yes” in Questions G.4 and G.4a, please select the applicable statement describing the employer’s willingness to accept any suitable combination of education, experience, or training. §

I ACCEPT

I DO NOT ACCEPT

5. Is the employer relying solely on the experience the foreign worker while working for the employer, including as a contract employee to qualify him/her for the job opportunity covered by this application? *

Yes No


5a. If “Yes” in Question G.5, did the foreign worker gain any of the qualifying experience with the employer in a position substantially comparable to the job opportunity identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1? §

Yes No N/A


5b. If “Yes” in Question G.5, did the employer pay for any of the foreign worker’s education or training necessary to satisfy any of the employer’s requirements for the job opportunity identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1? §

Yes No N/A



If “Yes” is marked in any of the questions below, complete one (1) section of the

Form ETA-9089, Appendix C to provide a brief explanation justifying the response.

6. Does the job opportunity require the worker to live on the employer’s premises? *

Yes No

7. Does the job opportunity identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1 involve

a combination of occupations? *

Yes No

8. Is proficiency in a foreign language required or preferred to perform the job duties identified

in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1? *

Yes No

9. Do the job requirements identified in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1 exceed

the Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) level assigned to the occupation as shown in the

O*NET Job Zones? *

Yes No N/A

10. Did the employer use a credentiaing service to qualify the foreign worker’s education and/or experience requirements in Section F of the PWD identified in Question E.1? *

Yes No N/A

11. Has the employer received payment of any kind for the submission of this application? *

Yes No

12. Has the employer had a layoff in the occupation involved in this application or in a related

occupation within the 6 months immediately preceding the filing of this application in the area

of intended employment? *

Yes No









  1. Recruitment Information


  1. Supervised Recruitment


1. Is the employer required, by notice from a Certifying Officer, to currently undergo supervised

recruitment in accordance with 20 CFR 656.21? *

Yes No

  1. Occupation Type - All must complete this section.


Mark ONE appropriate box below: *


1a. This application is for a professional occupation (which includes a college or university teacher not selected

using the competitive recruitment process) and the recruiting was conducted in accordance with 20 CFR

656.17(e)(1).

1b. This application is for a non-professional occupation and the recruiting was conducted in accordance with

20 CFR 656.17(e)(2).

1c. This application is for a college or university teacher and the candidate was selected using the competitive

recruitment process in accordance with 20 CFR 656.18. (Skip c. and d. of Section H. and go to Appendix D)

1d. None of the above apply because this application is for a Schedule A or sheepherder occupation.

1e. None of the above apply because this application is for a professional athlete.


  1. Professional/Non-Professional Recruitment Information


Complete this section if 1a or 1b is marked in Question H.b above.

1a. Start date of SWA job order §


1b. End date of SWA job order §


2. Is there a Sunday edition of a newspaper (of general circulation) in the area of intended

employment? §

Yes No N/A

2a. Name of newspaper of general circulation in which an advertisement was placed. §

2b. Advertisement date §

3. Which of the following did the employer use to place the other advertisement for the job opportunity? (Choose only one) §

Newspaper of general circulation Professional journal N/A

3a. Name of newspaper or professional journal in which an advertisement was placed. §

3b. Advertisement Date §


  1. Additional Recruitment Requirements for Professional Occupations


Complete this section if 1a is marked in Question H.b above.

A minimum of three (3) recruitment events listed below must be completed.


Job fair §

1a.

From:


1b.

To:



Employer website §

2a

From:


2b.

To:



Job search website §

3a

From:


3b.

To:



On-campus recruiting §

4a.

From:


4b.

To:



Trade or professional organization §

5a.

From:


5b.

To:



Private employment firm §

6a.

From:


6b.

To:



Employee referral program §

7a.

From:


7b.

To:



Campus placement office §

8a.

From:


8b.

To:



Local or ethnic newspaper §

9a.

From:


9b.

To:



Radio and/or TV advertisement §

10a.

From:


10b.

To:



  1. Notice of Posting - All must complete this section.


Mark ALL that apply in the appropriate box(es) below:


1a. Bargaining Representative

Notice of this filing has been provided to the bargaining representative for workers in the occupation in which the

foreign worker will be employed at least 30 days before, but not more than 180 days before, the date the

application was filed.

1b. No Bargaining Representative – Physical Notice

Notice of this filing has been physically posted to employees for consecutive business days in a conspicuous

location at the places of employment at least 30 days before, but not more than 180 days before, the date this application was filed.

1c. No Bargaining Representative – Electronic Notice

Notice of this filing has been disseminated electronically at least one (1) time, which is the employer’s normal practice of informing current employees of job vacancies at least 30 days before, but not more than 180 days

before, the date this application was filed.

1d. No Bargaining Representative – In-House Media

Notice of this filing has been disseminated using all in-house media, which is the employer’s normal practice of informing current employees of job vacancies at least 30 days before, but not more than 180 days

before, the date this application was filed.

1e. No Bargaining Representative – Private Household

Notice of this filing has been posted physically and/or disseminated electronically, in accordance with the employer’s normal practice of informing current employees in the private household at least 30 days before, but not more than 180 days before, the date this application was filed.

1f. The employer DID NOT post the notice of filing.




  1. Employer Labor Condition Statements - All must complete this section. Applications for Professional Athletes must attest to only condition statements 1 - 7.


  1. The offered wage equals or exceeds the prevailing wage determined pursuant to 20 CFR 656.40 and 656.41, and the wage the employer will pay to the foreign worker to begin work will equal or exceed the prevailing wage that is applicable at the time the foreign worker begins work or from the time the foreign worker is admitted to take up the certified employment.



  1. The wage offered is not based on commissions, bonuses, or other incentives, unless the employer guarantees a prevailing wage paid on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis that equals or exceeds the prevailing wage.


  1. The employer has enough funds available to pay the wage or salary offered the foreign worker.


  1. The employer will be able to place the foreign worker on the payroll on or before the date of the foreign worker's proposed entrance into the United States.


  1. The job opportunity does not involve unlawful discrimination by race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or citizenship.


  1. The employer's job opportunity is not:


    1. Vacant because the former occupant is on strike or locked out in the course of a labor dispute involving a work stoppage; or

    2. At issue in a labor dispute involving a work stoppage.


  1. The job opportunity's terms, conditions, and occupational environment are not contrary to Federal, state or local law.


  1. The job opportunity has been and is clearly open to any U.S. worker.


  1. The U.S. workers who applied for the job opportunity were rejected for lawful job-related reasons.


  1. The job opportunity is for full-time, permanent employment for an employer other than the foreign worker.



1. I certify under penalty of perjury my knowledge of and compliance with the applicable Labor Condition Statements above covering the conditions of employment for the job opportunity and foreign worker covered by this application. 20 CFR 656.10(c). *

Yes No





  1. Preparer


Complete this section if the preparer of this application is a person other than the one identified in either Section B (employer point of contact) or Section C (attorney or agent) of this application.


1. Last (family) Name §

2. First (given) Name §

3. Middle Name(s) §

4. Law Firm/Business FEIN §

5. Law Firm/Business Name §

6. Law Firm/Business Email Address §





For Public Burden Statement, see the Instructions for Form ETA-9089.


Form ETA-9089 FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR USE ONLY Page 1 of 11


PERM Case Number: __________________ Case Status: _________________ Determination Date: _____________ Expiration Date: _____________

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