H-1 Petitions Accepted With Uncertified LCAs

From today until March 4, 2010, CIS will accept H-1 petitions filed with uncertified Labor Condition Applications that were filed on the DOL's iCert online system a minimum of seven calendar days prior to filing the H-1 petition. Evidence of the LCA filing must be filed with the H-1 petition. CIS will issue a Request for Evidence and given employers 30 days to submit the certified LCA.

It is unknown whether CIS will approve an H-1 petition initially filed with one LCA but which is supplemented with a different LCA filed after seven days before filing the H-1 petition.