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OFLC Announces Timeline for Form ETA-9089 Case Creation and Case Submission in FLAG

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on April 21, 2023, that it will begin accepting the revised Form ETA-9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification, in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system on May 16, 2023. Filers may begin creating and staging applications on April 24, 2023.

As a result of the transition to the revised version of the form and the transition to FLAG, OFLC will no longer accept any new applications submitted via the legacy PERM Online System after May 15, 2023, at 6:59 pm ET. OFLC also will no longer accept the previous version of Form ETA-9089 after May 15, 2023, either electronically or by mail.

To facilitate this transition, OFLC conducted two webinars on April 19 and April 20, 2023, to educate the stakeholder community on the new form and FLAG system filing process. OFLC made recordings of these webinars in case anyone missed them.

This article, under no circumstances, acts as legal advice; therefore, for any immigration questions, please contact your Attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. (Team ALO).