Some of you, who applied in H1B Visa 2021 season would have received a copy of H1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) from your employer. If you are wondering, how can you verify that online, we will cover all of that in this article. Also, if you do not have the LCA case number, you could even browse through H1B LCAs by company. Let’s look at the background and current options for the same.
If you are new and do not know about LCA, read What is H1B LCA ? Salary, Processing time, FAQs
Previous options to check H1B LCA Details
US Department of Labor that handles H1B LCA applications used to have iCERT system, which had an option to check the LCA status online. But, earlier this year they announced Decommissioning of iCERT and migration to FLAG ystem. The new Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System does not have option for public to verify or view details of H1B LCA using Case Number online on their website. Only employers or H1B sponsors can login and view status of their respective LCAs.
Current options to check H1B LCA details Online
Below are the few options that are available to verify H1B LCA details
Official Option – Download Excels
The only official option to verify H1B LCA status and details is to download the public disclosure Excel files that US Dept of Labor provides as Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Performance Data. These are pretty large files and few hundred megabyte excels. Each row in the excel has about 75 or more columns and not best to view all details as the column names and everything are not clear. The best way is to find a website that processes these large files. Below are those websites details.
Use Website Myvisajobs.com
Myvisajobs.com site has been there for some time now. But, the UX of this site is not the best and you can get lost trying to find what you want. The biggest issue with this site is that you need register an account and also pay to view the LCA details like wage, contact info, etc. Honestly, I do not see a reason to pay to view LCA details See below screenshot from their site.
Use website H1BGrader.com
This site has been around for couple of years now and they have a new feature now to check H1B LCA status using LCA case number. It is fully free service, and you can check LCA details using case number or even browse by company, city or job title. Also, you can check USCIS approvals details, view the company H1B profile in a nice way. The UX is good and works well on mobile too. We will show step by step guide on how to use this option as it is free, and anyone can use it.
Guide to check H1B LCA details with Case Number
Step 1 – Get your H1B LCA Case Number: You need to get your LCA Case Number and keep it handy. You will find it on the bottom of every page in the copy of H1B LCA given by your employer. See below on where to find it. If you do not have it, we will show you option to browse the LCAs as well later.
Step 2 – Go to H1BGrader.com : Visit H1BGrader.com LCA Search page.
Step 3 – Search using LCA case number : You can enter LCA Case Number and search. If the number matches, it will display LCA Details. You need select the right year. If you are verifying for FY 2021, then do not need to do anything. See below screenshot:
Step 4 – View LCA Details : You have complete LCA information like prevailing wage, the salary for the position, wage level, SOC Code, Job Title, Person who filed it, etc. Below is sample screenshot of the same.
Check H1B LCA details without Case Number
There are situations, where you may not have the LCA Case number with you or your employer has not yet shared the same. One of the things you could do is to browse the LCAs for that company by job title or city, in that way you can view the same. Below is how to do it.
Advanced Search – Enter H1B Company Name : You need to use advanced search option and enter the H1B sponsor name and you can enter the job title or city location. The search will return list of results based on what you enter as company or job title.
List of H1B LCAs displayed : You will get full list of H1B LCAs list and then you can browse or filter as needed. Sometimes, you may have few thousands and hard to find the exact one. But, if it is a small company then you could easily find it. In any case, the best way is to have the LCA case number handy and use that to search.
What do you think of these options to check H1B LCA Details using case number ?