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Caregiver Sponsorship Program

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.

Requirements

Acceptance

Application

Contract

Immigration Lawyer
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, or we can provide some resources.
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).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Requirements

Employment-Based 3rd Category (EB-3) Green Card for Unskilled Worker

  • You are capable of performing unskilled labor that requires less than two years of training, such as
    caregiver or caregiving jobs.
  •  The job position is not seasonal or temporary basis.
  •  No other qualified U.S. workers are available to fill the position.
IHPS Requirements

The Caregiver Job Description:

Position Objective
  •  Provide exceptional non-medical care enhancing the lives of IHPS’ clients allowing them to maintain as much independence as possible. Assisting clients with accommodating activities of daily living and meeting the challenges of aging with dignity, care, and compassion.
Qualifications and Experience
  •  At least (6) months of experience in home services or health care.
  • Manages time effectively to meet the needs of IHPS clients.
  •  Demonstrates strong client care and problem-solving skills.
  •  Exudes a passion and desire to care for the elderly.
  •  Preferred to have Caregiver training or its equivalent.
  •  Preferred to submit a recommendation letter from previous employer or supervisor.
Physical Demands
  •  Physical demands include stooping, bending, turning, stretching, lifting to assist clients, moving equipment, etc. visual and auditory acuity necessary to detect changes in client condition. Manual dexterity is required to handle equipment and assistive devices.
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.

EB-3 Green Card Application Process
PERM (Labor Certification)

  • All EB-3 green card petitions must begin with the PERM process. The term “PERM” stands for Program Electronic Review management, it is a process of getting a labor certification certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), that there are no able, willing, qualified U.S. workers available for the EB3 position offered.
  • This is proven through a recruitment campaign, which includes placements of advertisements in different places and making recruitment efforts— proof that IHPS has tested the labor market by the above recruitment methods to satisfy that there are no minimal qualified U.S. workers for the position offered is available.

 I-140 Process

  • Following the approval of the PERM process, IHPS (EB-3 green card petitioner) will file form I-140. Form I-140 is the initial form that needs to be submitted to the United States Citizenship and Services (USCIS) to show that you (beneficiary) are eligible by meeting the minimum requirements and IHPS has the financial ability to pay the prevailing wage of the offered caregiver position.
  • The EB-3 green card process is long but rewarding as approval leads to a path to permanent residence (green card).

Adjustment of Status Process or Consular Visa Processing

  • Once your I-140 is approved, an immigrant visa number will be immediately available to you. Adjustment of Status under the Immigration and Nationality Act is the process of changing an individual’s non-immigration status to Immigrant Status (Green Card).
  • To be eligible, the applicant must show that the beneficiary is admissible and was inspected, admitted legally, or paroled in the United States. An immigrant visa must be readily available and current based on the beneficiary’s priority date and current Visa Bulletin schedule. In some cases, the Adjustment of Status applicant may be eligible for employment authorization and advanced parole (travel outside the US) while the Adjustment of Status petition is pending.
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.

Fees
The beneficiary (sponsored caregiver) is responsible for all applications, legal and travel fees, and expenses. IHPS does not require any fees paid to the agency for the Sponsorship Program.
What is the cost of Sponsorship?
The cost of the sponsorship program does depend on the specifics of your case and discussed with you confidentially with your attorney. There is NO FEE to IHPS for the Sponsorship Program Opportunity.
What are the terms of a contract for work?

The contract with the worker and the sponsored agency is only in place during the term of the sponsorship itself. Meaning when you no longer require sponsorship to work with the IHPS brand, you are released and free to choose if are going to remain working with us or not into the future. No ongoing or long term commitments are required.

Sign up to learn more about the Sponsorship Program.

Join one of our Friday webinars to learn more about the program and ask questions. Webinars take place every other Friday at 10:30am CST.