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Petition Process

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Normal processing can take 2 – 3 months due to the Department of Labor (DOL) and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudication timeframes.

Step 1

Department hires a foriegn national 
Department submits "Request to Initiate H-1B" Form 

Step 2 Data Collection
Step 2 Prevailing wage Determination
Step 2 LCA is filed with DOL
Step 2 H-1B Petition is filed with USCIS
Step 2  Notice of Approval from USCIS