H2B APPLICATION PROCESS
The process includes:
1. Establish the company’s need, by submitting the following to GMIC:
- Monthly Payroll records for the prior two or three years.
- Monthly Sales records for the prior two or three years.
- Sales projections for the following twelve months.
2. Submit a request to the Department of Labor (DOL) the current salary of the position to be filled. The DOL will issue the determination based on the counties or localities specified in the application and the nature of the job duties.
3. Demonstrate to the Department of Labor that the company has a temporary need and is not displacing local job seekers through local recruitment.
4. Once the DOL determines there are not enough U.S. workers capable, willing, and qualified to do the job, it will issue a Temporary Labor Certification (TLC); This TLC will be submitted along with a petition to USCIS requesting the final employer’s H2B approval.
5. After USCIS approves the employer’s application, prospective H2B workers must apply for a visa to the United States Department of State at an Embassy or Consulate abroad and then seek admission to the United States with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The entire process takes approximately 5 months.