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Processing time for prevailing wage for H1B transfer

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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?

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. 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.

  2. 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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