On March 15, USCIS issued updated guidance on how they analyze an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for immigrant petitions in certain first, second, and third preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications. Now, employers with 100 or more workers can submit a financial officer statement indicating the employer’s ability to pay the wages. An employer may also offer additional evidence such as profit and loss statements, bank account records, or personnel records. The updated guidance also lays out what other additional evidence employers can submit, which can be found here.
The updated policy guidance is effective upon the date of publication.
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