The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminded employers and other interested stakeholders that the three-day filing window to submit an H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B and appendices) requesting a work start date of October 1, 2022, will open on July 3, 2022, at 12 a.m. (midnight) ET and close on July 5, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
OFLC noted that the three-day period is the earliest an employer may file an application for October 1, 2022, work start date, which is the first day of the semi-annual visa allotment for the first half of fiscal year 2022. H-2B applications requesting an October 1, 2022, work start date will be denied if they are filed before July 3, 2022, at 12 a.m. ET, OFLC said.
OFLC said it “will randomly order for assignment to analysts for review and processing all H-2B applications requesting a work start date of October 1, 2022, that are filed during the three-day filing window.”