My new employer is right now preparing an H1B application on my behalf so that I can work for them. I followed up on the status last week and they said they are waiting for the prevailing wage document which takes about 2 months to obtain, on average. Is this document ALWAYS needed? I am outside the US at the moment, but I have worked on H1B previously in the US and have also had H1B transfers. I don't seem to recall its taking so long to obtain the prevailing wage document. Or is this not needed during H1B transfers? Once they get the document, I imagine it will take them another 4 weeks or so to obtain the LCA and send everything off to the USCIS. Is this correct?
It would be very unusual to time this much time to obtain a prevailing wage. It usually takes about one week to get an LCA approved.
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Yes, prevailing wage is a required first-step for the LCA, which is required before submitting the H application.
But, it doesn't normally take 2 months ... it can be done in 2 minutes by going here:
You should talk to their LAWYER and not a manager, and especially NOT someone in HR.
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