PERM JOB

Hello everyone!

Newbie here from the UAE but originally from the P.I.

Glad I found this website.

I just would like to ask and i would appreciate if anyone would shed some response...

I am being offered as it like I am going to have a perm job with the company as they would need someone like my profile to be deployed and spearhead their projects all around the globe.

Having this prospect employer that I am currently communicating with and having them mentioned that it would be a perm job, are they trying to say that they are willing to assist a petition file in obtaining a US green card thru employment for myself? The role they are offering me is around at 85,000 USD p.a

Is that figure enough to sustain the cost of living of a small growing family (spouse and 1 infant) on any state of the US?

I am in the architecture & construction field btw. Apologies to my grammar.


Regards

Baldilicous Abby

Expat contracts are very specific when it comes to benefits from household goods to health insurance. Unless you have something in writing it does not exist. Almost every US state is "at will" as far as employment is concerned.

What visa does your potential employer have in mind?

85k gross may sound like a lot but by the time you deduct taxes, insurances, housing, transportation - it depends on the area and what your needs/wants are.

Hi twostep,

Appreciate your response.

I suppose it should be on employment visa? upon learning from them that they want me to be their full time employee.

I used to earn the above mentioned p.a figure similarly here in the uae or even i'm being deployed to the neighboring countries, I get the same amount of expenses to cover (maximum of 2700 usd in equivalent and what is left strictly remains as savings. UAE is a tax free country in terms of salary btw.

What concerns me and still remain clueless is if i can still maintain the same coverage and achieve the same savings with all the deduction mentioned above by the time i get relocated to the US lets say in NY,NY or SF/Orange California as these are the US states most likely I be deployed I assumed on which has the role that my profile is quite in light with the company's requirements as per their job listing. If not most likely, I would be thankful and appreciate anyone including yourself twostep if you guys could shed more info for me to have a better clear picture on what I have to face when I get relocated to US.

I would like to know further any rough figures or percentage that is typically being deducted on every employed worker in the US, more elaborated expenses particularly.

Apologies for the long response.

Unless you know what kind of visa the employer is using everything is speculation.
IRS.gov is the official US tax site and offers "what if scenarios". Income tax is federal, state, municipality.
Are you looking at 85k plus 2700 monthly?

thanks twostep, i fully appreciated your response.

Yah i am hoping that the prospect employer would consider a dedicated or additional of around that figure or maybe half if i get no luck..i can take 50/50 plus the gross figure.

I do not understand your fascination about a perm job. There is no contractor/consultant visa to the US.

85k will put you at the bottom of the food chain in NYC or Orange County. Google rent for starters and look at commutes considering traffic. We live in OKC and 1k does not cover groceries for two people and 2 1/2 cats despite a small garden and almost everything cooked from scratch including bread and pasta. Just google grocery stores - weekly adds are generally updated on Wednesday.

i really appreciate your input twostep...

It seems i got lost with your question with regards to the visa ...i beg your pardon on that.

I've read about H1B visa and it looks like i will fall into this type prior to being granted with permanent residency (if application is approved?) Am i getting it correctly?...

i'm an architect by profession.

H1B is dual intent and the employer can sponsor a Green Card for you and your family. If the cap for number of visas is not reached by April and your petition is approved you will be able to start October, 2018. If petitions are over number of available visas there will be a lottery.

Read up on uscis.gov. Know what H1B entails. The visa bulletin on travel.state.gov gives current processing times for Green Cards based on availability category. It is updated monthly. Book mark it.

Unless you have a processing start date for your Green Card in your contract you depend on your employer's good will to honor a verbal commitment.

Does the position require US licensure?

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Hi twostep,

As per the job ad they posted on their website, it only mentioned "must have 7-10 yrs related work experience and a bachelor degree holder". Nothing mentioned or preference for US license holder nor US citizen. Plus not to mention highlighting the "perm job" by the in-house recruiter specialist on their team. That is the reason why i have thought of and made this thread for me to get a clear picture as I am totally have no idea on how the employment in the US works. I just recently did my research though upon moving to the further steps of the recruitment process by communicating with their other work colleagues and line manager and being briefed when probably i'll be deployed as per their projects' timeline schedule.

Its not that i dont trust relying only on verbal agreement, but, Is it wise or better to ensure by inscribing in the offer/appointment letter on what we had verbally agreed and as well mentioned in our email conversation that the role i  have applied for and if ever accepted that i myself would going to be the alien beneficiary to have a perm job?

Your input is really helpful to me. I really appreciate it.

Whatever the employer's timeline is does not matter. H1B can start work in October. I would have to look it up but think that you can be in country ten days prior to the start date on your Form I707.

Again - you are looking to work under "at will" conditions which means your employer can let you go without much of a reason and vice versa. You have ten days or so to leave the country. You think an offer letter specifying everything from work hours, benefits, moving expenses, .... to Green Card sponsorship versus conversations with/ emails from employees who may not be with the company next week might be beneficial?

Hi twostep,

Well, i think so it would be beneficial at least it could give me a peace of mind having it written regardless of anyone who will represent the company to countersign the offer letter besides mine as it would be considered as a legal document for records to the department of labor i believe. I dont know which one weighs more fair to the eye of the USDOL. Assuming with their good faith upon their invitation and written/recorded, i can only hope and see if my employer would gonna really show an honor to their word. That it'll be for me to see once I'm on board.

I'll bear that in mind what you had mentioned above in terms of entering date.

You've been really so helpful. Thank you so much!

If you have any more info that you'd like to share, please let them in. I'd be very delightful to add them on my research list.

I do not know who you mean by usdol.

Department of Labor has no interest in your employment contract. Only if here is a labor certification.

Aren't such employment contract/offer letters the supporting documents to be submitted together with in filing Form I-129 by the employee (Petition for a Non-Immigrant worker like myself) thru the employer upon obtaining the usdol's LCA approval?

twostep :

H1B is dual intent and the employer can sponsor a Green Card for you and your family. If the cap for number of visas is not reached by April and your petition is approved you will be able to start October, 2018. If petitions are over number of available visas there will be a lottery.

Read up on uscis.gov. Know what H1B entails. The visa bulletin on travel.state.gov gives current processing times for Green Cards based on availability category. It is updated monthly. Book mark it.

Unless you have a processing start date for your Green Card in your contract you depend on your employer's good will to honor a verbal commitment.

Does the position require US licensure?

I almost missed out the highlighted text..i'll keep this in mind and ask my employer about it and see to it that they'll add a clause with regards to it in the contract. Thank you so much!

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