As part of the Labor Certification Application process, which must be completed with the U.S. Department of Labor prior to submitting a petition to USCIS for an H-1B visa, an employer must request and receive business verification. However, DOL once again dropped the ball, sometimes simply “missing” certain business verification requests. As a result, many such requests were pending inordinately long with DOL.
AILA members brought this problem to the attention of AILA’s liaison with DOL, who reported the problem. DOL then batched the reported cases, and as of March 27, report that all delayed cases have been cleared. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that this will not happen again.