IHPS’ Caregiver Sponsorship Program is an opportunity for an eligible worker to obtain an immigrant visa through an employer’s sponsorship by undergoing the process under the I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.
STEP ONE: The person seeking work sponsorship should contact an experienced immigration lawyer to properly guide and represent you. It is important to seek legal advice if the Caregiver Sponsorship Program applies to the specifics of your case.
You may appoint your own representation. However, here is the information of the law office that we’ve worked with:
Marin & Associates Law Offices
Jesse Coronel, Immigration Consultant
3660 Wilshire Blvd. SUITE 620
Los Angeles, CA 90010
STEP TWO: Eligibility Requirements and Screening Process
IHPS has the right to implement an Eligibility Requirements and Screening Process to select the best fit and eligible candidate for the Caregiver Sponsorship Program. This process is based on our culture, mission, and values as a brand while meeting the standards and requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Employment-Based 3rd Category (EB-3) Green Card for Unskilled Workers
The Caregiver Job Description:
Qualifications and Experience
STEP THREE: Acceptance Of The Job Offer Letter
Following the Eligibility Requirements and Screening Process, IHPS will inform the selected candidate and the company will provide a Job Offer Letter. Employment-Based 3rd Category (EB-3) Green Card for Unskilled Workers
The selected candidate to be sponsored is expected to write IHPS an Acceptance Of The Job Offer Letter, along with a resume that mentions qualifications pertaining to the job offer as required by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL).
For example, at least six months of work experience as a caregiver, as a family caregiver, in a nursing home, a medical clinic, or a health care center.
Friendly reminder, USDOL does not require caregivers to have training, but at least six months of work experience as a caregiver is a mandatory requirement for the application for labor certification to be approved. Training is an additional skill for the caregiver. IHPS will provide caregiver training according to local and state authority guidelines.
STEP FOUR: EB-3 Green Card Application Process
There are three (3) phases to the EB-3 Green Card Process:
1. PERM (Labor Certification)
2. I-140 Process
3. Adjustment of Status Process or Consular Visa Processing
Local Sponsorship | Adjustment of Status Process (if you are in the U.S.)— With the immigrant visa number, you will be able to apply for your permanent residence status by adjusting your status.
International Sponsorship | Consular Visa Processing (If you are outside of the U.S.)— Once the I-140 is approved, an immigrant visa number will be available to you. You will need to apply for a permanent residence status (green card) at a U.S. Department of State Consulate near you in order to enter the U.S. as a permanent resident. This pathway is known as consular processing. The beneficiary will arrive in the U.S. as a green card holder.
4. FEES. The beneficiary (sponsored caregiver) is responsible for all applications, legal and travel fees, and expenses.
STEP FIVE: CAREGIVER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM CONTRACT
The Caregiver Sponsorship Program Contracts are written agreements between the beneficiary and IHPS concerning the terms and conditions of sponsorship, employment and supersedes any previous oral or written communications, representations, understandings, or agreements relating to your employment with IHPS.
The Caregiver Sponsorship Program Contracts are based on the language required for the success of the IHPS Franchise system-wide.
** Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the contract will result in termination of the Caregiver Sponsorship Program Contract, which may cause a denial of U.S. Citizenship application.
** The Caregiver Sponsorship Program Contracts are non-transferrable outside of the IHPS Franchise system.