FAQs about the Labor Certification Process
A Labor Certification application is valid for a period of 6 months.
The notice issued to the U.S. employer by the Department of Labor requesting evidence of compliance with labor certification regulations.
At present, the Labor Certification application is filed online and is either certified, denied or an audit notice is sent within 6 months of filing.
There is no filing fee.
The Labor Certification application is filed online with the Department of Labor.
No. The petitioner must be a U.S. employer.
Yes. However, the individual must possess a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
The recruitment steps must occur during a 30 to 180 day period prior to the filing of the Application for Permanent Employment Certification (ETA Form 9089).