Schedule for Filing LCAs in FLAG System
September 9th, 2019
Last week, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced a schedule for the electronic filing of Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system. The FLAG system is the new electronic filing system designed to replace the iCert system. It is a part of the Department of Homeland Security's modernization initiative, and it is intended to improve customer service and increase efficiency.
OFLC made this announcement to let employers and other stakeholders know about the upcoming implementation of the new FLAG system for LCAs covering H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visas. The schedule is as follows:
- September 13, 2019: OFLC will post videos to help educate people about how to create and manage their FLAG system account. To learn more about these videos, please visit the LCA Program page on the FLAG system.
- September 16, 2019: The FLAG system's LCA Program Module will be enabled. Stakeholders will be able to prepare H-1B, H-1B1, and EB-3 applications with the Form ETA 9035E.
- October 1, 2019: The FLAG system will begin actually allowing the submission of LCA applications, and iCert will be deactivated.
For more information:
View the announcement on the OFLC webpage here.
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This information comes from a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 19090536).