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What is Foreign Labor Certification iCERT Visa Portal System?

Hi William,

I just heard that there will be changes for the Labor Certification Application (LCA) and PERM Labor Certification online filing systems. What is Foreign Labor Certification iCERT Visa Portal System?


It is a portal system in the DOL Foreign Labor Certification site that gives a number of features which are not currently available in the current Labor Certification Application (LCA) or PERM online filing systems. Registration creates a single account system for each employer or legal representative and the information in the account is shared throughout the subsequent filings of new LCAs and PERMs. 

The portal will also allow access to the current Online Wage Library in the portal rather than as a separate site. According to the agency's information, the new portal system will include the followings:

  • Prepare applications with the feature of automatic pre-populating of visa forms with the employer's business/contact information.
  • Create and manage sub-account users (e.g., HR staff or in-house legal counsel) to prepare and submit applications on behalf of the company.
  • Track the status of applications across visa programs through a single account.
  • Submit requests to withdraw applications or authorize sub-account users to do so on behalf of the company.
  • Notify DOL, at any time, when the employer becomes aware that applications for labor certification have been submitted without its authorization.
Allow attorneys or agents and their sub-account users such as paralegals to prepare and submit applications taking advantage of all the foregoing features which will be allowed to their clients, employers. 

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