OFLC Posts Weekly H2B Processing Updates on iCERT

H2B Visa

On February 19, 2016, the Department of Labor's (DOL's) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that it would begin “disclosing case processing information [for H2B applications] through [the] iCERT System … which will be updated at least weekly.”1 The OFLC made this decision based upon “significant delays” at the OFLC Chicago National Processing Center in late 2015-early 2016 due both to an influx of H2B applications and technical network problems with the iCERT system.

On June 6, 2016, AILA published a list of all of the H2B processing time updates published on iCERT as of that date [link].2

To stay up to date with the latest case processing information for H2B applications at the Chicago National Processing Center, you may go to https://icert.doleta.gov.

See the most recent update (June 6, 2016) [PDF version].


  1. Quote from the news release: To help employers better understand the current processing timeframes for H-2B applications at the Chicago NPC, the OFLC is disclosing case processing information through its iCERT System at https://icert.doleta.gov, which will be updated at least weekly.
  2. AILA Doc. No. 16022505 (Jun. 6, 2015)