Please note that as of January 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently instituted new filing procedures for prevailing wage determinations (PWD) and labor condition applications (LCA). These two procedures are a significant part of the H-1B application International Office (IO) process with the PWD taking up to 60 days and the LCA process taking another 17-20 days.
Due to these new procedures the IO now requires at least 3 months to process an H-1B application from the point of receiving a complete application from your department until we are able to mail the application to USCIS. From that point, it will take USCIS approximately
3 weeks to issue a receipt notice and approximately 2-3 months for an approval notice, making the total H-1B processing time 5-6 months.
For more information on Visa Types, Processing Times and Fees please see our Table.
Immigration Tracker (Tracker) is a software database allows departments and H-1B/E-3 beneficiaries to track and submit H-1B/E-3 visa applications. With this system, departments are able to view each of their beneficiaries' H-1B/E-3 records, submit the department request form and track the process of an H-1B/E-3 application.
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