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The Foreign Labor Certification iCERT Visa Portal System

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What is Foreign Labor Certification iCERT Visa Portal System? How to apply for the Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers? 


The iCERT Visa Portal System provides a single point-of-entry for employers, attorneys, and agents to file and track their employment-based visa applications

It is a portal system in the DOL Foreign Labor Certification site that gives a number of features. 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.

If you are new to iCERT, you must create a new user account to access any electronic filing system. Begin on the iCERT Home Page http://icert.doleta.gov

The portal will also allow access to the 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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