Sample Itinerary

Below is a sample work itinerary for an employee working at a secondary job location. Itineraries of service such as the one below help demonstrate to USCIS that the petitioning company retains control of the employee, even when (s)he works on assignment with another company. The format below has not … Continue reading

Reusing an Approved Labor Certification When Refiling Subsequent to I-140 Denial

When filing an I-140 petition subsequent to the denial of a previously filed petition, the same labor certification may be used even if it has expired, provided that it was not expired at the time the original petition was filed and it was not invalidated for reasons of fraud or misrepresentation. Should a petitioner require a new copy of a labor certification, (s)he can request a duplicate copy from the Certifying Officer, with proof that a visa application or petition has been appropriately filed. Continue reading

USCIS Reminds Petitioners to Provide Approved LCAs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will not extend the period in which it temporarily accepted H-1B petitions filed with uncertified Labor Condition Applications (LCAs). Due to processing delays associated with Department of Labor’s (DOL) “iCERT” system, USCIS responded to requests from the public and temporarily … Continue reading

PERM application processing centralized

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new centralized processing for permanent labor certification applications (also know as PERM) applications. Effective June 1, 2008 - Processing of all PERM applications will be centralized at the Atlanta National Processing Center (NPC). Applications for H-2A, H-2B, H-1C and D-1 will … Continue reading

DOL Conducting Frequent PERM Audits

What Employers Need To BE Aware Of? In the past one week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has conducted more then the normal number of targeted audits of PERM labor certification applications at the Atlanta and Chicago National Processing Centers (NPCs). The audits were specifically targeted on the correctness … Continue reading