On Apr 15 2009 by William A. Stock

DOL’s iCERT Portal Now Available for LCAs

As I metioned previously, DOL is revising the electronic system through which Labor Condition Applications for H-1B workers are submitted.  Employers will have to register and have their existence verified through the iCERT portal before being able to file LCAs after May 15.

The iCERT portal is available here for employers to register, even if they do not have an immediate need for an LCA.  While the system is optional until May 15, it will become mandatory as of May 15, and it would be best for employers to be registered now so as to avoid delays the next time an LCA needs to be filed.

The iCERT portal will also become the site through which PERM applications are filed, but not until at least September of this year.