Originally Posted by aarzoo
There have been cases reported in past on this forum where the PERM approval was lost in mail.
You should ask your employer to download the PERM approval from DOL ETA website, which should be completed and signed by both you and your employer (similar to the PERM paper approval that you did not receive).
Your lawyer should submit this form with I-140 and also request USCIS to obtain a duplicate copy of PERM approval from DOL. This may help.
Are you porting to EB2?
Yes i was hoping to port to EB2.
The issue is that the lawyer says that they will follow this process of dowloading the cert and request USCIS to get a dupe, but hey say they cannot do this under premium processing and will have to file under regular I140. this adds 6 months to the process and effectively eliminates any advantage since i hope to get my EB3 485 current by that time.