New Submission Process for H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification Announced

May 13, 2022

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on April 28, 2022, that the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) is implementing technical changes to H-2B filing for the Form ETA-9142B (H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification) submission process. OFLC said that FLAG has upgraded the H-2B form fill and submit module, “which is expected to reduce lag time in completing form fields, document uploads, and appendices. All other FLAG H-2B functionality will be available to filers in the upgraded fill and submit module.”

H-2B submissions must be initiated and submitted in the new form module. Any initiated H-2B cases submitted before 6 p.m. ET on April 28, 2022, will be deleted and a new application using the upgraded module will need to be created, OFLC said.