Recently as a significant US Immigration Update, USCIS declared using the new 2018 SOC codes in filing for employment-based visa applications. The latest version is the 2018th version; the Department of labor statistics creates the SOC ( Standard Occupational Classification ) Code system for the use of different federal agencies, which are occupational categories, to collect, calculate or disseminate data. The new 2018 SOC Code version classifies all workers into 867 detailed occupations according to their occupational definition. The detailed occupations are combined for better classification to form 459 broad occupations,98 minor groups, and 23 major ones.
Use of the SOC Code from an Immigration standpoint
- Permanent Employment Certification ( PERM or Form ETA 9089, used to file most I-140)
- The Labor Condition Application ( LCA necessary to file H1Bs and other employment-based visas)
- Form ETA 9142B for H2B workers
All about the new Ebook:
The Ebook is an initiative by the Law Offices of Prashanthi Reddy to educate employers filing employment-based visas about:
- The basics of the new 2018 SOC code version
- What is the difference between the earlier code version and the new one?
- The changes in the new code system would bring to the business of a lot of employers.
- How should employers navigate the new code system while filing new visa petitions?