On April 10, 2009, the Department of Labor (DOL) released new information and materials on the New iCert System which covers the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visa programs. The New iCert system will be implemented beginning April 15, 2009. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) the New iCert system is a one stop visa shop for employers and their representatives. The new system allows for employers and/or their representatives’ to easily access online employment based visa application services as well as other pertinent information.
The DOL has created a factsheet on the new system which provides a detailed implementation schedule and helpful contact information for employers and/or their representatives.
The DOL also released its user manual which provides detailed steps for easy employer and/or representative registration.
Additionally, the DOL has released its user guide for preparing, saving and submitting new ETA Form 9035E, Labor Condition Applications.
If you have any questions relating to the New iCert system, please contact our office.