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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

October 4th, 2019

OFLC Announces Customer Enhancements to the FLAG System for H-2A and LCA Programs

On October 1st, 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 Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System for preparing and submitting applications in the H-2A and LCA (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3) programs:

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September 11th, 2019

OFLC Announces Schedule for Electronic Filing of Labor Condition Applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System

As part of the Department’s technology modernization initiative, the FLAG System is being developed to replace the legacy iCERT System, improve customer service, and modernize the administration of foreign labor certification programs through the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC).

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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.