H-1B Visa Petitions: New Labor Condition Application Form and 7-10 Day LCA Adjudication Timeline
April 1, 2009
As our clients know, H-1B visa application packages require submission of an approved LCA. The Department of Labor is planning to publish a new LCA form on April 15, 2009. The DOL earlier related that employers will not be required to use the new LCA form until 30 days after it is published, or May 15, if the government does not delay publication of the form. According to earlier DOL pronouncements, that agency may take up to 7-10 days to adjudicate an LCA, rather than the same day adjudication at present. We will plan to advise our clients on an individual basis about effectively managing the H-1B and LCA process when the form is published.
We hope that this information is helpful. Please contact us with questions.