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H-1B Processing Times

Departments should submit H-1B requests to ISSS six months in advance of the H-1B worker's intended start date.

ACTION AUTHORITY PROCESSING TIME

Department submits visa request in iTerp
Employee completes e-forms for data collection

Department/Employee 1-3 weeks
ISSS requests a prevailing wage determination U.S. Department of Labor

6 - 8 weeks
In the case of appeals, an additional 30 days may be required

ISSS files a Labor Condition Application electronically and places it on hold until the department posts the LCA U.S. Department of Labor 7 business days
Department prepares letters of support and requests checks from Working Fund Department Varies

ISSS files the H-1B petition
OR
ISSS files the H-1B I-129 petition with premium processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

2-4 months
OR
USCIS will respond within 15 days after receiving the H-1B petition

Departments should submit H-1B requests to ISSS six months in advance of the H-1B worker's intended start date.