Processing time for prevailing wage for H1B transfer

Asked about 2 years ago - Chicago, IL


My lawyer told me that the prevailing wage for H1b transfer (before LCA is filed) would take upto a week to receive, after which the LCA can be filed. I looked up the processing time chart on the DOL website and it says 60 days.

How long does it take on an average? Is the week-long timeframe not realistic?

Additional information

But dont we need a prevailing wage determination from a state agency before the Labor condition application is filed? My lawyer isnt using the online data available on the ICERT website

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Raphael Samuel Moore

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . 1-2 weeks in our area. But you have an attorney, so you should ask them to explain this to you. You are confusing different listings.

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  2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . To avoid confusion do consult with your attorney of record and attentively heed that advice.

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  3. Karen-Lee Pollak

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . You are looking at the wrong chart. There is a differnece between a prevailing wage determination and a labor condition application. The latter should take a week.

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