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Foreign Labor Application Gateway

This newly-modernized portal will help U.S. employers find qualified workers while ensuring protections for U.S. and foreign workers.

Why FLAG?

The Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) is a cloud-based portal designed to replace OFLC's current iCERT System and will serve as the new application filing and case management solution for all foreign labor certification programs. Enhancements will include:

Personalized
User Accounts

Enhanced
Form Preparation

Automated
Case Alerts

Improved Access
to OFLC Decisions

Latest Announcements

July 15th, 2019

OFLC Announces Enhancements to the FLAG System for CW-1 and H-2B Programs

On July 12th, 2019, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), in collaboration with the Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer, released the following enhancements and new features in the FLAG System for stakeholders preparing and submitting applications in the CW-1 and H-2B Programs:

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July 3, 2019

OFLC Announces Successful Launch of H-2B Electronic Filing in its New FLAG System for Employers Seeking H-2B Workers Starting Fiscal Year 2020.

The Department of Labor's (Department) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders about implementation of its new Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System for the H-2B program.

 

On July 3, 2019, OFLC, in collaboration with the Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer, successfully launched a new H-2B Electronic Filing Module within the FLAG System to support employers seeking temporary labor certification to employ H-2B workers starting on or after October 1, 2019.

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What's Coming Soon...

January - March 2019

  • FLAG Registration and Beta

    Ability to create your account and explore the future-state FLAG portal without the ability to file applications.

  • CW-1 filing in FLAG

    Ability to file applications electronically for the new CW-1 visa program only.

April - June 2019

  • H-2B and Prevailing Wage filing in FLAG

    Ability to file Prevailing Wage applications (e.g., ETA-9141) and new OMB-approved H-2B applications (e.g., ETA-9142B).

  • H-2A filing in FLAG

    Ability to file new OMB-approved applications electronically for H-2A program (e.g., ETA-9142A).

July - September 2019

  • H-1B filing in FLAG

    Ability to file applications electronically for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 programs (e.g., ETA-9035).

October - December 2019

Disclaimer: Schedule is estimated and may be subject to change. Timeline above not to scale.