Department Of Labor As It Relates To Immigration

Department Of Labor As It Relates To Immigration

The U.S. Department of Labor,  Employment & Training Administration (ETA) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), issues policy and processes labor certification applications for employers applying to bring foreign workers into the United States to fill U.S. job positions.  In some employment based immigration categories, a labor certification is required before the employer and foreign worker can file applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office to complete the immigration process.

The U.S. Department of Labor ETA OFLC grants labor certifications for those cases where employers have demonstrated that there are no sufficient U.S. workers available, willing and qualified to perform the job position at wages that meet or exceed the prevailing wage paid for the job in the area of intended employment.  The purpose of the labor certification requirement is to protect U.S. workers.

Obtaining a labor certification for a specific position is a complex process.  The information provided below is general and intended only for basis informational purposes.

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