DOL Prevailing Wage Delays

A key component (and the very first step) of both the H-1B and EB-2 Labor Certification green card process is obtaining a "prevailing wage determination" from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL.) In some cases OISS must obtain this wage information from the National Prevailing Wage Center. This process can take 60 to 90 days. It is only after the prevailing wage is issued, and has been determined to be useable that the rest of the H-1B or EB-2 visa process may continue.