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Time taken for LCA approval

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Hello,

I was looking for info regarding the max no of days it can take for an LCA (for H1B) to get approved. I found no concrete info anywhere. Is there anything like the maximum no of days before which DOL has to approve/respond to an LCA? If there is no such rule, what is the general time frame for the LCA approval.

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Interesting info:

68. Q: What is LCA? What’s the difference between LCA and LC (PERM)?

A: LCA stands for Labor Condition Application, which is part of an H-1B non-immigrant visa application process. LCA is filed with the US Department of Labor and it contains a series of attestations including, among others, an agreement to pay H-1B employees at least the "prevailing wage" for the offered position. In most cases, an LCA may be filed online and approval will be received within minutes.

PERM stands for “Program Electronic Review Management process”, and it is a process for applying for US permanent residency (Green Card). PERM is an entirely new procedure for the Labor Certification Application. In brief, the PERM process requires the petitioning employer to conduct a series of recruitment activities to test the job market before filing the application. If no qualified and willing applicant (US citizen or Permanent Resident) is found through the recruitment process, the employer can submit the PERM Labor Certification. In most situations, the recruitment and application processes take around 5-6 months.

Also, it should be noted that the bar for applying for LCA is much lower than that of the PERM Labor Certification. Please refer to our PERM and LCA sections respectively for more detailed information.

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